An Artificial Intelligence powered early detection system has predicted the country is at a low risk of a third wave of Covid-19 infections, at least for now. The AI system was designed by the University of the Witwatersrand, in part-ner-ship with iThemba LABS, the Gauteng government and York University in Canada. Director of the Institute for Collider Particle Physics at Wits, Professor Bruce Mellado told enca this morning, that the system functions by predicting future daily confirmed cases, based on historical data from the country's past infection history. Mellado added that although the risk for a third infection wave of Covid-19 is small across most of the provinces in South Africa, the country still remains highly vulnerable. - Smile 90.4FM

An Artificial Intelligence powered early detection system has predicted the country is at a low risk of a third wave of Covid-19 infections, at least for now. The AI system was designed by the University of the Witwatersrand, in part-ner-ship with iThemba LABS, the Gauteng government and York University in Canada. Director of the Institute for Collider Particle Physics at Wits, Professor Bruce Mellado told enca this morning, that the system functions by predicting future daily confirmed cases, based on historical data from the country’s past infection history. Mellado added that although the risk for a third infection wave of Covid-19 is small across most of the provinces in South Africa, the country still remains highly vulnerable.