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Pakistan develops software that can detect COVID-19 in less than a minute

Pakistani scientists have developed a software based on artificial intelligence that can help detect COVID-19 in under a minute, Science Diplomacy Pakistan, a division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted on Saturday.

‘COV-RAID’ has an accuracy of more than 90% and is a cost-effective and universally accessible diagnostic tool, reported GeoTV.

Science Diplomacy Pakistan congratulated the National Electronics Complex of Pakistan (NECOP) and the country’s scientists on developing this tool.

It said Pakistan is ready to explore collaborations and partnerships to share this technology with the world.

The Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) had done a trial test of detecting coronavirus with chest X-rays using artificial intelligence, the National Command and Operating Centre said.

Permission for the trial test was given to NECOP by the PEC.

A final test report has, however, yet to be shared by the PEC.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had launched its ‘Science Diplomacy’ webpage as part of an effort to increase its contribution to the global science landscape and create synergies for international scientific cooperation.

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