Beyond Limits Builds Dynamic Forecasting Model to Help in Fight Against COVID-19

6 May 2020
Glendale, CA


Beyond Limits, a pioneering Artificial Intelligence software engineering company based in Southern California, today announced the Beyond Limits Coronavirus Dynamic Predictive Model. The new forecasting model has been built to help healthcare and governmental leaders predict the impact of COVID-19 on people, medical facilities, and regional recovery plans. The model enables planners to determine logistical responses at national, state, and county levels, as well as estimate the effects of mobility on infectivity.


The Beyond Limits Coronavirus Dynamic Predictive Model forecasts infection rates, hospitalization rates, and the percentage of patients that will require ICU, ventilators, ECMO, or dialysis care.


In the effort to create the new predictive model, Beyond Limits collaborated with renowned medical experts from around the world combining their knowledge and expertise with advanced AI technology and modeling/programming capabilities from the company’s origins at the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


“It’s our hope that by working together, we can offer useful advancements to the science of COVID-19 predictive modeling,” said AJ Abdallat, CEO, Beyond Limits. “Our goal was to apply innovative AI technology and deep medical experience with real-time data analysis to help society manage a very difficult situation.”


The dynamic Beyond Limits model leverages COVID-19 case data obtained from a database compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, USA. This database is used to predict resource supply and demand; enabling planners to determine logistical responses at national, state, and county levels. The model predicts infection rates, hospitalization rates, and the percentage of patients that will require ICU, ventilators, ECMO, or dialysis care.


The model also obtains mobility data from Descartes Labs, Inc., Santa Fe, NM, USA; enabling planners to estimate the effects of mobility on infectivity, alongside the ability to factor in potential impacts from changes in stay-at-home policies.



About Beyond Limits


Beyond Limits is a pioneering Artificial Intelligence engineering company creating advanced software systems that go beyond conventional AI. Founded in 2014, Beyond Limits is helping companies solve tough, complex, mission-critical problems and transform their business. The company applies a unique hybrid approach to AI, combining numeric AI techniques like machine learning with knowledge-based reasoning to produce actionable intelligence. Beyond Limits primarily serves industrial customers with advanced AI systems designed to apply human-like reasoning to solve complex problems, reduce risk, increase efficiency, decrease waste, and provide analytical horsepower to accelerate executive and operator decision-making. The company was recently honored by CB Insights on their 2020 List of Top AI 100 most innovative artificial intelligence startups.


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