Artificial intelligence to save children's lives
The University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and Terre des hommes have recently signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their collaboration. Amongst other goals, it aims at improving the diagnosis of childhood diseases and thus saving lives. This new collaboration finds its first practical application, supported by the Cloudera Foundation, which seeks to integrate artificial intelligence into a health project carried out in Burkina Faso by Terre des hommes, the leading Swiss child relief organisation. Over the past four years, four million medical consultations have already been digitized in Burkina Faso using a simple tablet. The collected data will allow for real-time epidemics monitoring and allow to better target training needs.
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