Cough bots

Jackson, Mississippi, became one of the first cities in the U.S. to include a “cough bot” in its coronavirus screening platform this year. The app enables residents to send a recording of a cough so that a machine learning-powered tool can analyze it, potentially distinguishing it between that of a regular cold and COVID-19.

City officials said the tool will also eventually be able to distinguish between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and lung cancer.

Ryan Johnston

Written by Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston is a staff reporter for StateScoop, covering the intersection of local government and emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and 5G.

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