Diseases such as Ebola jump from animals to humans. But which animals do we need to be careful of? Researchers have trained a computer program to find the answer.
First they trained it with information on the disease-carrying rodents we know about. When it could spot the right ones 90% of the time, they let it look at other species. It found about 150 other animals to investigate.
I think this is a good use of computer power. Narrowing down the search saves time and money.