A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE
A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andy Chun
Opinion

Opinion

Andy Chun

In a time of coronavirus, China’s investment in AI is paying off in a big way

  • In China, AI is being used to fight the virus on all fronts. With its ability to learn quickly, AI saves humans time in sequencing the genome of Sars-CoV-2, designing lab tests, analysing CAT scans and making new vaccines

A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE
A robot checks visitors’ body temperatures at the entrance of a government building in Guangzhou. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Andy Chun

Andy Chun

Dr Andy Chun is an associate professor at City University of Hong Kong and convenor of the AI Specialist Group at Hong Kong Computer Society.