The CDC released a self-test bot on COVID-19 called Clara. An application that works only in the United States will help people who suspect they have COVID-19 symptoms to understand what steps should be taken – stay at home or call a doctor. This is stated in the message of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC), which leads TechCrunch.
The bot was created by scientists from CDC and the medical division of the cloud computing service Microsoft Azure. The authors of the application believe that remote screening of patients with a cold or flu-like symptoms will help those who have “access to limited medical resources”.
An AI is built into the application, which will be able to answer user questions – and thereby allow to unload the employees of the Center.
The CDC notes that Clara is not intended to diagnose and treat coronavirus. The bot will tell users in detail about the symptoms: if a person finds a lot of similar ones, the neural network will recommend him to seek medical help or stay at home.