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Christophe Billiotte

Qatari startup ADGS creates new tool to battle Covid

DOHA, January 17, 2021

Qatar-based deep technology startup ADGS is creating cutting edge research and development in behavioural data science that will provide a first of its kind tool in the fight against Covid-19.

ADGS was founded with the mission to develop algorithms for computers to ethically reproduce human behaviour. Using this technology, ADGS has developed a product that offers a major advancement in preventing the spreading of Covid-19.

"ADGS technologies address big societal challenges and will likely shape the way we solve some of the most pressing global problems, now and for the future," said Christophe Billiottet, CEO of ADGS.

"These technologies have the power to create their own markets and disrupt existing industries."

With the battle against the current global pandemic and a race against time, decision-makers are led to make decisions without really knowing what will be their human and economic impact, and must wait for outcomes to possibly rectify the shot.

ADGS prioritized development of a forecasting tool to help improve the response to the growing spread of the deadly coronavirus and mitigate these impacts. To that end, ADGS developed Pandexit - the first pandemic predictive system that simulates the broad social dynamics of a country so that, once virus hot spots are known, experts can develop models of how, when, and where people are likely to move and interact.

Then, drawing on that knowledge, Pandexit simulates the infection spreading and test relevant strategic plans for dealing with the virus. The best policy can then be selected and applied without having to wait for -sometimes dramatic- outcomes.

"ADGS is thrilled with the advancements we can offer with our cutting-edge software," said Billiottet.  "Pandexit's predictive capability will provide vastly improved efficiencies in the fight against Covid-19."  Pandexit is set to be released by the end of January.

ADGS efforts are supported by strong partnerships and bilateral cooperation agreements with renowned laboratories, universities, and foundations around the world. The startup's software serves agencies, organizations, corporations, NGO's, public healthcare organizations, and governments. ADGS raised $2 million through private funding and the Qatar Foundation.

"Deep Technology companies like ours are at the cutting edge of not just technologies to realize society's long-term aspirations but also to help us address today's challenges – and Covid-19 certainly ranks among the greatest global challenge of recent decades," said Billiottet. – TradeArabia News Service


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