After the lockdown measures have been introduced globally, people have found themselves isolated at home and in some cases, completely on their own. Many have turned to the voice assistants to keep them company. That is proved by the NPR and Edison Research report, which has showed that in comparison with the beginning of the year, by April 2020 more voice assistant device owners used voice commands at least once or several times a day, while the percentage of those who only used voice commands once a week or once a month dropped drastically. AI is also joining the fight against COVID-19 in virus research as well as in the development of drugs and vaccines. Many major companies are developing projects in this field, for example Google-owned AI firm DeepMind, which focuses on predicting the protein structures associated with COVID-19. The technology studies the way the virus evolves and explores the possibility of further controlling it, showing that the humanity may recognize AI’s potential for future health care once this pandemic is over. Lasting Trend The popularity of AI during the pandemic is growing across all sectors: from online education to sport and telemedicine, Irena Radyu, the chief marketing officer… Read full this story
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