The multitude of functions that Machine Learning holds gives it an important role during the pandemic. The term, Machine Learning, can be defined as an aspect of artificial intelligence capable of creating systems of data, and being able to learn from the data and make predictions. Such ‘roles’ include helping with Vaccine Hesitancy, Recovery of Patients, Clinical Trials, and Prediction of future disease/symptoms. The most popular algorithms include Naive Bayes, KNN, Random Forest, and Decision Tree. Random forest is particularly important due to its ability to predict survival percentage and such, it has also been used to identify areas of low vaccinated populations. KNN uses prediction analysis to predict the possible symptoms for COVID patients.
Research Paper by Shvant Gaitonde. Grade 11, Unionville Highschool, Pennsylvania