Marvels of Artificial and Computational Intelligence in Life Sciences

Artificial Intelligence for Infectious Disease Surveillance

Author(s): Sathish Sankar*, Pitchaipillai Sankar Ganesh and Rajalakshmanan Eswaramoorthy

Pp: 1-8 (8)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815136807123010005

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of science that mainly deals with computers. It can store massive data through built-in programs that can accumulate the required data and convert it into intellectual actions with a reason. In recent years, AI has played a vital role in various governmental and non-governmental sectors such as engineering, medicine and economics. The development of AI in the field of infectious diseases is colossal with a spectrum of applications including pathogen detection, public health surveillance, cellular pathways and biomolecules in host-pathogen interactions, drug discovery and vaccine development. Similarly, early detection is the key to controlling any disease outbreak. Systematic collection and analysis of data will yield vital data on the required tools for controlling the outbreak situation. The antibiotic stewardship program is being implemented in very few healthcare institutions due to its intense cost and work. AI is used for tackling the rise in antibiotic use and developing an algorithm that can effectively control the use of antibiotics along with diagnostic and treatment measures.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Algorithm, Antibiotics, COVID, Diseases outbreak

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