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

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.