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A new project will use the power of smartphones to search for COVID-19 treatments, Imperial College London announced on Wednesday.

Collaborating with the Vodafone Foundation, the Corona-AI (artificial intelligence) project will use the free DreamLab app, which crunches calculations using a smartphone’s computing power while its user sleeps.

“The app has already helped find potential new cancer drugs and is now aiming to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic,” according to the college’s website.

DreamLab uses machine learning on a mobile supercomputing network to analyze billions of combinations of existing drug, food-based molecules, and genetic interactions, slashing

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