Researchers create AI that listens for coughs to learn where virus is spreading

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Researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have created an AI microphone that listens for coughing to estimate what percentage of people in a public space has flu-like illnesses. Called ‘FluSense’, the device also has a thermal camera to scan for people with elevated temperatures. Researchers said FluSense is meant to capture trends at the population level and help forecast outbreaks.