AI used to predict corona virus outbreaks

AI used to predict corona virus outbreaks

Many scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to work out where the upcoming novel coronavirus could emerge.

Their computer algorithm predicted many more potential hosts of virus strains than have previously been discovered.

The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications just recently.

Dr Marcus Blagrove, a virologist from the University of Liverpool, UK, who has been involved in the study, explained that we would like to know where the new coronavirus strain might come from.

The researchers could plug existing biological evidence into an algorithm that teaches a computer how to identify viruses and host species that were most likely to be a recombination supply.

The tech is very fresh and in its infant stages for now. Still, the direction the advancements are heading could help control an outbreak before it takes hold in the world’s population.

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