AI can detect COVID-19 from the sound of your cough

Scientists at MIT have developed a system that can detect COVID-19 based on the sound of your cough.

The artificial intelligence algorithm can detect subtle differences in the sound and vibrations of a cough, caused by muscle impairment caused by the virus - even in people that are asymptomatic. Researchers say the AI system is 98.5% accurate in identifying positive cases. The team is hoping to incorporate the system into an app before seeking FDA approval.