A researcher from the University of Waterloo lead the development of a software tool that can provide answers to some of life’s biggest questions!
Named ML-DSP, the tool is a combination of machine learning and digital signal processing. It can answer questions like ‘how many different species exist on the Earth and oceans’ and ‘how are existing, newly-discovered, and extinct species related to each other?’
The tool has the potential to identify the specific strain of a virus that could lead to the creation of precise drugs to be developed and prescribed to treat it.
ML-DSP is an alignment-free software tool that transforms a DNA sequence into a numerical digital signal.
“Even if we only have small fragments of DNA we can still classify DNA sequences, regardless of their origin, or whether they are natural, synthetic, or computer-generated,” said Lila Kari, a professor in Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics.
When ML-DSP was compared to other similar software tools, it overwhelmingly outperformed the tools in terms of processing time and classification accuracy.
Past news posts:
- DeepSqueak: Deep Learning Software For Rodents
- AI Is Being Used To Create Terrifying Masks And Costumes For Halloween
- In The News: AI Technology Could Help Protect Water Supplies
- In The News: Coding Gets A Real-Life Magic Wand With Kano’s Harry Potter Kit
- In The News: The Forced March To Cloud Computing