IBM is testing an opt-in mobile app that uses AI to track the locations of its employees in India in an effort to help monitor and slow the spread of COVID-19.
"The mobile app, designed and developed in India is
available to IBMers to help curb the spread of the virus by identification of
employees who may have come in close contact with a person affected in the last
14 days," an IBM spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider in a
statement. Employees who opt in will be notified if they were in the same
location as co-workers who report experiencing symptoms commonly associated
with the virus, the spokesperson said.