Accelerate Estonia and Garage48 hosted an online hackathon „Hack the crisis“, which was inspired by the global COVID-19 crisis. Over 1000 specialists and enthusiasts joined forces this past weekend to develop solutions that could help Estonia to recover from the pandemic quickly and gain an edge in the post-crisis world. And all of it was done in just 48 hours!
AlphaBlues alongside with other AI enthusiasts developed and launched Coronabot, a virtual assistant that gives information about COVID-19 and crisis management to Estonian people. In tough times like these, mass media usually gets over-saturated with constant news and information noise, which makes it hard for an average person to act knowingly and maintain peace. As people struggle finding relevant and trustworthy information on their own, they turn to national to the National Health Board and doctors who already are occupied with numerous cases and cannot handle all of the enquiries.
For this reason, we created Coronabot. It is available 24/7 and gives answers on wide variety of topics related to the virus in Estonian and English. The content is based on data from Republic of Estonia Health Board, Estonia Rescue Board, book “Health ABC”, Fitlap.ee, Estonian Government, WHO, Johns Hopkins University, Confederation of Midwives, Harvard Medical School and is updated regularly.
To try out the solution, just head to https://coronabot.ee/ The virtual assistant runs in web browsers and can be accessed with smart devices as well.