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Egyptian Chatbot Ask Nameesa Selected as Top Project at Global #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon

The friendly, Arabic-speaking chatbot is designed to inform and educate users on Coronavirus and helps governments and health authorities remotely interact with suspected COVID-19 cases.

Developed by Egyptian AI startup DXwand, Ask Nameesa was selected as one of the top 88 project submitted in the global #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon. Judged by 350 experts from across the world, including professionals from Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon, the Egyptian chatbot was one of over 1,500 projects submitted in the worldwide call for software solutions.

Ask Nameesa lets health authorities interact with suspected COVID19 cases remotely, over Facebook or Whatsapp, to be able to rank urgency through a triage engine.Accordingly, suspected cases don’t have to commute or leave their houses to report their symptoms, which reduces the load on the health queuing system and helps better allocate resources. 

It also lets anyone talk to the chatbot to get answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus, as well as access the latest statistics, preventative measures and hygiene advice from Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

“Being part of this hackathon has allowed us to gain further insights from experts at global high tech organisations, like Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon, which has helped us further develop our product,” Founder and CEO of DXwand Ahmed Mahmoud said. 

You can Ask Nameesa, here




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