The Marilyn Monroe trap, and other smart ways computers are changing medicine

From esoteric attacks on the mosquito lifecycle to diagnosing disease, artificial intelligence is fast becoming a clinical reality.

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), a venture titled Project Premonition might conjure up the most fanciful of science-fiction scenarios. In fact, it’s actually just about tracking mosquitoes.

The aim of the Microsoft research is to monitor disease outbreaks originating from viruses carried by animals by detecting pathogens in blood collected from mosquitoes that bite them.