Artificial Intelligence Predicts the Existence of Corona Virus

Artificial intelligence uses a combination of basic biology and machine learning.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON – A team of scientists has used artificial intelligence (AI) to find out where corona virus new can appear. The researchers used a combination of basic biology and machine learning.

Their computer algorithms predicted more potential hosts for the new virus strain than had previously been detected. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

A virologist from the University of Liverpool, UK, Dr Marcus Blagrove, who was involved in the study, explained that his team wanted to know where the next coronavirus would come from.

“One of the ways they are generated is through recombination between two existing coronaviruses, so the two viruses infect the same cell and they recombine into a ‘daughter’ virus which will become an entirely new strain,” said Dr Blagrove. BBC, Wednesday (17/2).

The researchers were able to feed existing biological evidence into algorithms, teaching computers how to identify viruses and the host species most likely to be the source of this recombination.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON – A team of scientists has used artificial intelligence (AI) to find out where corona virus new can appear. The researchers used a combination of basic biology and machine learning.

Their computer algorithms predicted more potential hosts for the new virus strain than had previously been detected. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

A virologist from the University of Liverpool, UK, Dr Marcus Blagrove, who was involved in the study, explained that his team wanted to know where the next coronavirus would come from.

“One of the ways they are generated is through recombination between two existing coronaviruses, so the two viruses infect the same cell and they recombine into a ‘daughter’ virus which will become an entirely new strain,” said Dr Blagrove. BBC, Wednesday (17/2).

The researchers were able to feed existing biological evidence into algorithms, teaching computers how to identify viruses and the host species most likely to be the source of this recombination.

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