Maties machine-learning tool coughs up the truth about Covid-19

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Maties machine-learning tool coughs up the truth about Covid-19

Stellenbosch University researchers used two data sets to develop a tool that identifies Covid-19 coughs

Senior science reporter

Every time someone in your family or social circle coughs, you wonder if they have Covid-19.

If that describes you, you’re not alone: one of the hardest things about the airborne coronavirus that has wreaked havoc in the world is that one of its main symptoms is exactly like that of a common cold or even just a tickle in the throat.

Now, researchers at the University of Stellenbosch have come up with a cough analyser so lay people are able to distinguish between a “normal cough” and a Covid-19 cough...

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