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Sheba Medical Center names Intel winner of Covid-19 data challenge

The group competed against 30 other finalists who were judged through ‘shark-tank’ style presentations

James Spiro 15:4418.06.20
Israel’s Sheba Medical Center has named Intel’s Analytics AI group as the winner of its “Corona Data Challenge” in a search for Covid-19 solutions using artificial intelligence. The group, which is part of its IT Data and AI Division, competed against 30 other teams across a three-month timeframe.

 

During the competition, AI researchers received anonymous data that had been extracted from hundreds of Covid-19 patients. This included medical backgrounds, test results, and medications. Intel’s team then developed a system to help predict which patients would experience life-threatening reactions and would ultimately require ventilators.

 

A hospital bed in the Covid-19 ward of Sheba Medical Center. Photo: Sheba Medical Center A hospital bed in the Covid-19 ward of Sheba Medical Center. Photo: Sheba Medical Center
Sheba announced that Intel’s solution will be implemented both at the Sheba Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Hospital in New York.