RAILWAYS WILL DEPLOY AI-POWERED TEMPERATURE SCREENING EQUIPMENT FOR IDENTIFYING COVID-19 C

The Ministry of Railways has notified general managers of Zonal Railways and Production Units to install thermal screening equipment at the entry of all workshops and production units across the network where thousands of employees work.

Read more: https://analyticsindiamag.com/railways-will-deploy-ai-powered-temperature-screening-equipment-for-identifying-covid-19-carriers/

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RAILWAYS WILL DEPLOY AI-POWERED TEMPERATURE SCREENING EQUIPMENT FOR IDENTIFYING COVID-19 C
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How The New AI Model For Rapid COVID-19 Screening Works?

With the current pandemic spreading like wildfire, the requirement for a faster diagnosis can not be more critical than now. As a matter of fact, the traditional real-time polymerase chain reaction testing (RT-PCR) using the nose and throat swab has not only been termed to have limited sensitivity but also time-consuming for operational reasons. Thus, to expedite the process of COVID-19 diagnosis, researchers from the University of Oxford developed two early-detection AI models leveraging the routine data collected from clinical reports.

In a recent paper, the Oxford researchers revealed the two AI models and highlighted its effectiveness in screening the virus in patients coming for checkups to the hospital — for an emergency checkup or for admitting in the hospital. To validate these real-time prediction models, researchers used primary clinical data, including lab tests of the patients, their vital signs and their blood reports.

Led by a team of doctors — including Dr Andrew Soltan, an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Professor David Clifton from Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor David Eyre from the Oxford Big Data Institute — the research initiated with developing ML algorithms trained on COVID-19 data and pre-COVID-19 controls to identify the differences. The study has been aimed to determine the level of risk a patient can have to have COVID-19.

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RAILWAYS WILL DEPLOY AI-POWERED TEMPERATURE SCREENING EQUIPMENT FOR IDENTIFYING COVID-19 C

The Ministry of Railways has notified general managers of Zonal Railways and Production Units to install thermal screening equipment at the entry of all workshops and production units across the network where thousands of employees work.

Read more: https://analyticsindiamag.com/railways-will-deploy-ai-powered-temperature-screening-equipment-for-identifying-covid-19-carriers/

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How Indian Railways Uses AI: A Comprehensive Case Study

For decades, the Indian Railways has been a significant and sole way for commutation in the country. Being the third-largest railway network in the world by size, it accommodates and offers its services to people from all walks of life.

With that being said, such a mammoth size of the railway system needs several aspects of the working to align for the system to function smoothly. And, even the slightest of disruption in the network can create hassle in the schedule, creating inconvenience to lakhs of people. Thus, to make the running of the system run smoother, there was a requirement for Indian Railways to deploy a consolidated system that runs on automation to get the job done in real-time.

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Data Scientist Creates Python Script To Track Available Slots For Covid Vaccinations

Bhavesh Bhatt, Data Scientist from Fractal Analytics posted that he has created a Python script that checks the available slots for Covid-19 vaccination centres from CoWIN API in India. He has also shared the GitHub link to the script.

The YouTube content creator posted, “Tracking available slots for Covid-19 Vaccination Centers in India on the CoWIN website can be a bit strenuous.” “I have created a Python script which checks the available slots for Covid-19 vaccination centres from CoWIN API in India. I also plan to add features in this script of booking a slot using the API directly,” he added.

We asked Bhatt how did the idea come to fruition, he said, “Registration for Covid vaccines for those above 18 started on 28th of April. When I was going through the CoWIN website – https://www.cowin.gov.in/home, I found it hard to navigate and find empty slots across different pin codes near my residence. On the site itself, I discovered public APIs shared by the government [https://apisetu.gov.in/public/marketplace/api/cowin] so I decided to play around with it and that’s how I came up with the script.”

Talking about the Python script, Bhatt mentioned that he used just 2 simple python libraries to create the Python script, which is datetime and requests. The first part of the code helps the end-user to discover a unique district_id. “Once he has the district_id, he has to input the data range for which he wants to check availability which is where the 2nd part of the script comes in handy,” Bhatt added.

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How Is TCS Helping With COVID-19 Testing In India

COVID-19 cases have only been on the rise. With the non-availability of effective drugs and vaccines, one of the effective ways to control it is to detect it early in patients. However, the task is easier said than done. While a large number of test kits are being produced, they are not enough to conduct testing in large numbers.

Government-run body, C-CAMP or Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platform, has been a key enabler in driving COVID-19 testing as it has been aggressively building, managing and scaling the ecosystem of MSMEs to produce test kits indigenously. However, they might not be enough.

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