Microsoft Anti-Spam Software To Stop AIDS?
from the good-luck-with-that-plan... dept
Remember how Steve Ballmer said Microsoft has a special research department just to deal with the spam he and Bill Gates get? While he was caught exaggerating how much spam they really deal with, Microsoft’s anti-spam researchers apparently think they’re really on to something. In fact, Microsoft is now hoping that their anti-spam techniques may be useful in finding an AIDS vaccine. Yes, you read that right. They think that the machine learning techniques they’ve come up with work well against mutating threats — which is the biggest problem with AIDS. Does this mean we should expect Microsoft AIDSstopper sometime soon? Will people know enough to at least wait until version 3.0, as it usually takes Microsoft at least three attempts to get something right?