Oct 13, 2021

Website predicting Covid-19 deaths & cases, unveiled!

The University of Peradeniya has unveiled a website which will forecast possible Covid-19 infections and deaths.

Using Artificial Intelligence, the website named AI4COVID, uploads predictions upto 10 days.

This has been designed by Research Engineers of the university's Department of Electrical and Electrical Engineering - Harshana Weligampola and Umar Marikkar. The designing had been done under the supervision of senior Lecturers Dr. Roshan Godaliyadda, Dr. Parakrama Ekanayake and Prof. Vijitha Herath, led by Prof. Janaka Ekanayake of the Faculty of Engineering.

They have used past Covid-19 statistics from countries like Sri Lanka, Italy, Japan, Nigeria as well as from the US state of Texas for the process.

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