Chinese AI company eyeing smart control of Covid in Pakistan

BEIJING: An artificial intelligence (AI) company in China’s is interested in smart control of Covid-19 in Pakistan, China Economic Net (CEN) reported on Friday.

The company will launch an AI Outbound Calling System for Epidemic Prevention and Control in Pakistan next month as the second wave of coronavirus grips Pakistan, according to iFLYTEK, a Chinese company well-known for its AI products and their sector-based applications.

As per iFLYTEK, they are now collaborating with Pakistan’s National Center of Artificial Intelligence (NCAI) and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) to work on the AI Outbound Calling System for Epidemic Prevention and Control, which had revealed rapid and efficient actions of COVID-19 control during the pandemic period in Wuhan, China and South Korea.

Pakistani Embassy in China Commercial Counselor Badar U Zaman while lauding iFLYTEK’s effort to explore the Pakistani market said that Pakistan is a big market and iFLYTEK’s products are doing very well. He said he visited the iFLYTEK before and in addition to translation machines, he was introduced with different technologies they are offering. “They are very active in education, healthcare and translation, he added.

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“iFLYTEK is bringing China and the world together and it is going to get a great success in Pakistan,” said Badar U Zaman, adding that Pakistan is very quick at adapting new technologies.

“Our Voice Chatbot from the AI Outbound Calling System will telephone users to quickly learn their physical conditions and provide healthcare suggestions.

The system can quickly discover people at high risk of Covid-19 and the health center could immediately response if any to reduce the risk of infection and prevent coronavirus. People in close contact with confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Pakistan would receive phone calls.

“And patients who have been treated and healed from Covid-19 will also receive follow-up calls and get registered,” said iFLYTEK South Asia District DGM Mao Ning said.

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  1. Will they go for partnership with established companies in Pakistan? or chinese companies will bring their own people? I always want to support both but labor should be hired from our own country PAkistan. best of luck for future by the way.


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