MIT researchers use AI to turn coronavirus into classical music

US scientists have translated the novel coronavirus’ spiked protein structure to music in an effort to better understand the pathogen.

Professor Markus Buehler at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team used artificial intelligence to transform a model of the protein structure of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers assigned each amino acid – the building blocks of the protein – a unique note.

An algorithm then converted these notes into music.

The composition runs nearly an hour and 50 minutes and has been uploaded on SoundCloud

Buehler said the music might help researchers design an antibody.