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Avatar Mountain, Zhangjiajie, China — photo by @robynnexy

Chinese AI company Yitu and COVID-19

Artificial intelligence to help addressing the Coronavirus in China

Yitu is a company that develops AI software and hardware based in Shanghai.

The founding team

It seems one of the core aspects of the company is being at the forefront of international AI competitions and talent. This may be partly explained by the story of the co-founders.

What does Yitu do?

There are a few pointers to the history of Yitu on their website.

Yitu and COVID-19

In March 2020 they built on their experience from the previous years to launch an AI Powered Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19.

“YITU’s Intelligent Evaluation System of Chest CT for COVID-19 has been adopted across 25 provinces and municipal autonomous prefectures in 100 medical institutions and served over 100,000 person-times in China by far.”

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AI Policy and Ethics at www.nora.ai. Student at University of Copenhagen MSc in Social Data Science. All views are my own. twitter.com/AlexMoltzau

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