China has had a one-two-punch in the last twenty years – first with the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak in 2003, and now with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in 2020. The Country just cannot seem to catch a break! With global condemnation coming in left and right, Xi Jingping, President of China, received his fair share of criticism, in the months following the global Covid-19 pandemic. President Donald J Trump of United States of America has come out and called it the “Chinese Virus”, which itself drew flak for its tone-deaf terminology.
The truth of the matter is that although the spread of the Sars CoV-2 virus, and the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), can be traced to the wet markets of Wuhan, China – the country, as a whole, has ramped up their battle against the Coronavirus, with their own set of tools. The Chinese have managed to Engineer AI surveillance software, which tracks anyone who coughs sporadically, and shows severe signs of affliction of the Covid-19 disease. These tracking AI have been integrated with major CCTV locations in every major Chinese city, ever since the outbreak stepped up to a full blown epidemic. Co-incidentally, at the beginning of 2020, Forbes magazine, one of the world’s most read publications, had called China a “Global AI Superpower” – the country seems to be living up to its reputation thusly.
Needless to say, Chinese technology has pioneered Information and Technology like no other. They have an unparalleled cybercell, one that countries like USA can only dream of rivaling. The Chinese were able to Engineer AI doctors well before other countries, and now these very doctors will prove beneficial in their fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. These Robot Doctos, as they are called, can self-drive paramedic vehicles around cities to cater towards the coronavirus infected. Steps like these are only helping curtail the human-to-human contact, at the epicenter of this global pandemic.
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