WI Harper-backed Avaamo releases Project COVID, a publicly accessible and interactive COVID-19 Intelligent Virtual Assistant

WI Harper Group | 2020-03-24     Article Source: Avaamo

Avaamo is an enterprise software company. Avaamo’s bot platform uniquely combines natural language processing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning technologies to enable enterprises to create, develop, manage and rapidly deploy enterprise chatbots for use by employees and customers.

The Project COVID was launched by Avaamo in order to keep the public updated with the latest information in the face of a growing global epidemic. The project will not only provide the most accurate information, but also reduce the number of people visiting hospitals. It also reduces the risk of infection. Avaamo provided technical support for the fight against the epidemic.

WI Harper Group-backed Avaamo releases Project COVID, a publicly accessible and interactive COVID-19 Intelligent Virtual Assistant that allows a user to have a conversation with millions of pages of information from: CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), NIH (National Institutes of Health), and WHO (World Health Organization). It is updated in real time as updates flow in from all over the world.

During this extraordinary time, it is clear that Project COVID will play a role in providing a vaccine against misinformation by empowering the user to have an interactive dialog to get answers.

What is Project COVID?

The first objective of Project COVID was to make a publicly accessible and interactive coronavirus virtual assistant that leverages Avaamo’s fundamental AI and deep learning technologies. The information ingested by the Avaamo engine and used to train this virtual assistant has been carefully selected only from authoritative sources. Project COVID will continue to look for ways to leverage Avaamo technologies and talent for the public good in order to combat this pandemic. This assistant is not a replacement for a medical professional.

What can you do with the COVID Assistant?

The Project COVID Virtual Assistant can have a dialog and answer any of your questions or concerns on the coronavirus. Here are some clickable examples of common questions you can ask:

Why is Avaamo doing this?

People are demanding easy access to reliable information regarding this pandemic. Avaamo launched Project COVID to ensure that everyone has access to information they need to help them manage their health concerns during this difficult time. Avaamo is committed to ensuring you have the answers to your specific questions – not just links you have to search to try and find answers.

Why now?

Avaamo Virtual Assistants deployed in hospitals were already picking up buzzwords “cough, fever, fatigue” and “coronavirus” at a higher frequency. We knew that we were at the frontlines of this pandemic. Coronavirus or not, Avaamo already keeps foot traffic to and from hospitals where we are deployed to a minimum by letting patients interact with a virtual assistant on their phone or computer.  We are launching Project COVID to put our technology not just in the hands of our healthcare customers, but in the hands of the general public.

How often is it updated?

The Virtual Assistant is updated in real time. Whenever changes are made by CDC, WHO, NIH or any of the leading sources, whether it’s daily, weekly or hourly, COVID-19 Virtual Assistant will be updated. 

How easy is it to embed?

It’s very simple and takes less than a few minutes to embed the virtual assistant and begin to provide your employees and your customers with updated, relevant information to help navigate the crisis we are all facing. 

How do I get started?

Project COVID is available free of cost to providers, businesses, and public health officials. Simply contact: projectcovid@avaamo.com

About Avaamo

Avaamo is a deep-learning software company that specializes in conversational interfaces to solve specific, high impact problems in the enterprise. Avaamo is building fundamental AI technology across a broad area of neural networks, speech synthesis and deep learning to make conversational computing for the enterprise a reality.

Previously, Avaamo raised $14.2 million in series Aas the company seeks to expand its AI-based chat services.The round was led by Intel Capital, but also included investment from Ericsson Ventures, Mahindra Partners, Wipro Ventures, and WI Harper.

WI Harper-backed Avaamo releases Project COVID, a publicly accessible and interactive COVID-19 Intelligent Virtual Assistant

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