On New Year's Eve 2019 at 10:00 AM EST, an artificial intelligence algorithm sent a warning out to medical professionals around the globe about a severe respiratory infection affecting Wuhan, China
"In addition to identifying the source of the outbreak, it then used global airline ticketing data to correctly predict that the virus would likely spread to Seoul, Bangkok, Taipei, and Tokyo.
By scouring vast amounts of data including public bulletins, airline travel data, government documents, news reports, and other sources, the AI, developed by Canadian tech firm BlueDot, was able to identify the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus before any other organization and issue a warning to health agencies around the world.
The World Health Organization, by comparison, didn't issue their warning to the public until nine days later..."
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