A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow has been using artificial intelligence to find animal diseases that can be transferred to humans.
The researchers put together a database of 800 animal viruses known to have zoonotic qualities, meaning that they can infect humans. Then, the AI is used to identify risk factors and potential threats using viral genomes.
The team of researchers seem to have already found success with their AI system and plan to continue using it since it can sort through animal viruses with zoonotic qualities much faster than any human could.
This AI technology will allow researchers to have a better grasp of zoonotic diseases and make it easier to try to prevent them from spreading amongst humans in the future.
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