The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global emergency. Here’s how governments and the general public are using analytics to track the outbreak.
Enterprise IT and business teams may be looking for ways that analytics and machine learning can make a difference in their organizations. Maybe they’ve cherry-picked a few pilot projects to fit with their industries or processes. Chat bots are big. Next best offers in online stores have also been popular.
But today we can see another big use case for analytics in the headlines. It is unfolding across the globe as health organizations and governments track the spread of a new virus known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or just coronavirus for short. Organizations including the US Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization (WHO) are tracking the outbreak of what could become a world epidemic. It started in China, but it has spread to many countries all over the world. The WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a world health emergency on January 30.
By Jessica Davis