AI-human collaboration has been a topic of discussion for a while, however the outbreak of COVID-19 has introduced new opportunities to leverage AI-based solutions for protection against the virus. Artificial intelligence has been used against COVID-19 right from the beginning: AI systems had detected the outbreak of an unknown type of pneumonia in China and predicted a global pandemic even before the world became aware of the existence of a novel Coronavirus. Now that the outbreak became a global pandemic, AI tools and technologies are being utilized in every stage of the crisis from finding a vaccine to predicting contamination patterns.
With economies reopening and people going back to work, there will be a need to continuously track and monitor the health status of employees to create a safe work environment for everyone. Contact tracing is a big part of this process, especially when a case has been identified within the workforce. Implementing a digital contact tracing system where close interactions are recorded and users are warned when they come in contact with an infected person can be very beneficial for businesses. Reinforcing this system with AI capabilities and advanced analytics can further improve the effectiveness of the solution.
Boni Global’s COVID-19 solution Safe Steps uses wearable devices to provide real-time warnings when social distance is broken and gather interaction data to predict transmission patterns, making it a comprehensive solution that both detects and prevents the risk of contamination. The advanced analytics feature of the solution allows the administration to mine data to estimate the origins of contamination to create accurate filiation reports and do predictive analysis on social networks to estimate virus transmission chains and infection routes. This will give businesses a data-driven approach when making decisions on planning and business continuity and provide comprehensive protection for the employees by limiting contagion with an early warning system.
Unfortunately, relying solely on the efforts of governments when it comes to contact tracing may not be efficient enough to go back to normalcy as quickly as possible. Building administrators have the opportunity to contribute to the collaborative efforts of wider organizations by implementing digital solutions to protect their residents and the general population at large by making sure contagion is limited.
Contact us to learn more about Safe Steps and find out how you can implement this solution for your business.