April 21, 2024

In Spain, they will develop an application based on blockchain and AI to combat COVID-19

A Spanish research team of more than 100 people is developing an app that uses AI andblockchain for predicting the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and managing quarantine measures.

Initiative supported by InstituteSalamanca's Biomedical Research and Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. Currently, the development of the application is at the stage of proof of concept.

The application will use blockchain tostoring and checking digital identifiers and permissions for individuals to perform certain tasks, such as traveling to work or visiting a supermarket during quarantine. Each person will be assigned a certificate recorded in the blockchain, and a private key to verify identity.

To predict future behaviorCoronavirus uses the Deep Intelligence AI platform, which summarizes information from news agencies and scientific journals with health data, and shares its analysis with officials and medical professionals. An application can provide specific instructions for individuals and companies on how to minimize the spread of the virus.

The project team hopes that the collectedThe information in the application will help shed light on the development of future pandemics and the fight against them. They are currently exploring additional funding opportunities. Research team leaders Juan Manuel Corchado and Javier Prieto said in an interview:

“Technology can support workershealthcare by providing them with information that can be used in decision making. For example, if the data shows an increase in COVID-19 cases, officials may decide to deploy additional mobile health centers. ”

This is not the first time that blockchain has been viewed asa possible tool to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The other day it became known that the international association INATBA, in partnership with the European Commission and University College London, began to coordinate the work of blockchain solution providers to combat the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest report from the WorldEconomic Forum (WEF), blockchain will help solve problems in global supply chains. Additionally, Canadian company Emerge recently announced that it plans to use blockchain to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.