The Power of Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Chutisant Kerdvibulvec, Liming (Luke) Chen

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The Covid-19 outbreak, the disease elicited by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), poses many significant challenges to scientific communities around the world, including computer scientific communities. At the same time, the rise of computer science fueled by advanced in connectivity of social media and smartphones throughout the world, the fields of augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) have recently grown very rapidly. Augmented reality is an emerging field of a physical scene where the things that reside in the physical world are mixed by virtual world, while artificial intelligence is a popular field for the machine simulation of human intelligence that is programmed to see, think and understand like humans. This paper presents the current development of augmented reality and artificial intelligence during the Covid-19 outbreak. First, we highlight a summary of recent tools using augmented reality to tackle the Covid-19 crisis. For instance, augmented reality-based thermal imaging glasses for detecting virus symptoms and methods of augmented reality on educational tasks that help people overcome the isolation for online learning effectively are reviewed. Second, we discuss an overview of recent tools using artificial intelligence to smartly fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Our discussion include the artificial intelligence methods to approximate and prepare people for prevention the virus, a method for forecasting of the Covid-19 outbreak using non-linear regressive network (NAR) to predict the size, lengths and ending time of the virus, and susceptible-exposed-infectious-removed (SEIR) model for estimating the outbreak trend of the deadly virus. Finally, we suggest benefits and promising future integrations between augmented reality and artificial intelligence to tackle the research problems after the Covid-19 crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2020 - Late Breaking Papers: Multimodality and Intelligence
Subtitle of host publication22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsConstantine Stephanidis, Masaaki Kurosu, Helmut Degen, Lauren Reinerman-Jones
Place of PublicationBangkok, Thailand
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-60117-1
ISBN (Print)978-303060116-4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 17 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12424 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgments. This research presented herein was partially supported by a research grant from the Research Center, NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality
  • Coronavirus
  • Covid-19
  • Data-driven
  • Non-linear regressive network
  • Susceptible-exposed-infectious-removed


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