Alibaba Cloud Provides Artificial Intelligence-driven COVID-19 Diagnoses for Free, Claims Accuracy Exceeds 96%


Alibaba’s cloud subsidiary has announced that it will provide hospitals around the world with free access to its artificial intelligence diagnosis technology for identifying cases of COVID-19.

According to Alibaba Cloud the technology is capable of completing computer tomography scan diagnoses in 20 seconds with an accuracy of over 96%, and can help to significantly reduce the burden on medical service providers in places where spread of the disease is severe.

The technology was developed by the Al­ibaba DAMO Acad­emy and is already online in over 160 hospitals around China, providing clinical diagnoses for more than 260,000 patients.

The technology can identify the location and ratio of lesions in CT scans within 20 seconds, as well as provide quantification of disease severity.

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