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Quantum Computing company gets approval in fight against COVID-19

April 12, 2020

The Canadian based company named 1QBit is now approved by regulators to deploy its AI tool for scanning chest X-rays for Covid-19. Clearance for the xrAI chest radiology tool was expedited due to growing concerns over the course of the Corona virus (Covid-19) and regulators around the globe are under pressure to approve possible treatments or technologies that might offer patient advantage.

1QBit has created software based on AI for analysing Chest X-rays in the fight against Covid-19.

The tool, xrAI can be deployed on classical processors in the cloud or on-premise, helping clinicians better cluster patients with respiratory complications including SARS, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and similar abnormalities. In evaluating publicly available data of COVID-19 pneumoniae, 1QBit xrAI accurately identified all cases with pulmonary abnormalities. Whilst the tool does not appear to use any Quantum Hardware it at least shows the promise of using AI in the fight against Covid-19 and the value created in many of the smaller Quantum Computing companies.

About 1QBit

1QB Information Technologies Inc. (1QBit), a quantum-computing software company based in Vancouver, Canada.