YorkU, African organizations partner on COVID-19 modeling project

December 2, 2020
York University researchers are partnering with organizations in Africa on the Predictive modeling and forecasting of the transmission of COVID-19 in Africa using Artificial Intelligence project. The project, which will receive funding of over $1.2M from the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC), will use artificial intelligence to predict and model the spread of COVID-19 in low and middle-income African countries. “This timely collaboration brings together York’s research strengths in disease modelling, global health, artificial intelligence and emergency management, with African AI and modelling expertise,” said Rhonda Lenton, president of YorkU. “It will allow our researchers to access the practical skills, perspectives and sensitivity that only local organizations can provide, enhancing outcomes and creating positive change in local communities.” YorkU (ON)