Aaditya Thackrey announced on Twitter that the BMC would carry out a pilot of AI-based COVID-19 detection test using voice samples.
The test involves a person speaking into a smartphone or computer with the app. The app, which has been fine-tuned with voice data of thousands of patients with Covid-19 or other respiratory ailments, will run the patient’s voice reading against its database and detect the condition.
However, there is no information on whether Aaditya Thackeray launched the company behind this COVID-19 detection device.
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