IDIAPJGol is participating in a project that uses artificial intelligence to detect potential pandemics
PAIR is an initiative to test a tool for rapid detection of pandemic respiratory RNA viruses in primary care.
January 29th, 2024
IDIAPJGol, along with nineteen other institutions from seven different countries, is part of an initiative to quickly and easily detect respiratory RNA viruses that could cause a pandemic in primary care settings. The project is called PAIR and uses predictive models based on artificial intelligence through two interactive tools: PANPOC and PANRISK.
PANPOC is a tool for detecting respiratory RNA viruses with pandemic potential from human, animal and environmental samples, and can be used in primary care consultations. IDIAPJGol will play a key role in the implementation and validation of this tool in primary care. On the other hand, PANRISK is a model based on artificial intelligence and machine learning that will process the data from the results collected by the project partners.
This European Union-funded program will introduce the two tools in clinical and veterinary settings in Denmark, France, Latvia, Italy and Spain. The ultimate aim is to improve surveillance and response models for epidemic outbreaks. PAIR coordinator Carsten Thure Kirkeby says the aim of the plan is to "improve preparedness and response through better decision-making. With advanced modelling, we will have better coordination between regions and countries, addressing a weakness we have identified in the pandemic response.
The PAIR project, coordinated by the University of Copenhagen, started in January 2024 and will run until December 2028.