View of an empty street amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Doha, capital of Qatar, on April 13, 2020.
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Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council are stepping up their use of artificial intelligence tools to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Governments throughout the GCC — a group of countries in the Middle East that includes Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates — have enacted some of world’s strictest measures, including suspending passenger flights and imposing curfews on citizens to put brakes on the number of new cases of Covid-19 that currently total over 2 million (2,064,115) globally, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
But countries aren’t restricting their efforts to simply imploring their residents to stay locked in and shutting down all but the most essential of businesses.
They are increasingly deploying sophisticated technology to ensure that movement is limited and social distancing…