Microsoft in the fight against HIV

Now this was a really welcome development to read this morning. This is freaking awesome.

It's amazing that software viruses basically mimic the behavior of real medical viruses and our leanings and attempts to fight software spam etc can be used to help doctors and researches fight HIV.

I wonder if this kind of work will start to change public perception among those that think we are evil. I wonder if the pundits will have a way to spin this negatively. I hope people start to understand and appreciate the contributions of our Research Group.

Comments (3)

  1. Steven says:

    Sure they will have a way. They’ll say the cure isn’t portable to other species, the recipe isn’t open and that the EULA for the cure to HIV will be too restrictive.

    Other than joking about those things though, I for once have nothing negative to say 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    » Microsoft Joins The Fight Against HIV  InsideMicrosoft – part of the Blog News Channel

  3. Corentin says:

    For quite a while now, antivirus companies have tried to mimic the way the immune system works to fight software viruses (finding signatures for instance, etc.).

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