Microsoft Modifies Its Spam-Filtering Software for HIV Vaccine Research | GenomeWeb

Turns out that Microsoft isn’t only concerned with viruses of the electronic variety. Last week, the company announced that machine-learning software developed within its research labs may help design more effective vaccines to fight HIV.

In a collaboration with the University of Washington and Australia’s Royal Perth Hospital, computer scientists at Microsoft Research are adapting software originally designed for computer vision and spam blocking to sift through large genetic data sets in order to identify features that may lead to improved vaccines.

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