Can an AI Predict the Language of Viral Mutation?

Rule of thumb: Whenever you read AI in a news headline, it usually just means that someone is doing something with computers and wants to get more attention. Sometimes, paying attention is worth it. Computational biologists at MIT are trying to understand virus mutations via an analogy to language: For a mutation to be successful, it needs to change the DNA sequence’s meaning, while at the same time preserving its grammar

From Weekly Filet #331, in January 2021.

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