TECH GIANTS COME TOGETHER AS MOSQUITO REPELLENTS
google and Microsoft are two names which have been ruling the Silicon Valley for years at an end. google dominates on the internet front whereas Microsoft in terms of software which enables smooth functioning of all our computers and laptops. When these two tech giants get together, one would expect that the collaboration would result in the innovation of flagship technology. Instead both the companies are working on a piece of technology for the betterment and protection of human health. Technology is being developed to deal with the age-old problem of diseases caused by mosquitoes. This is due to the growing number of diseases and infections which are spreading among humans through the medium of mosquito bites. And now tech giants like google and Microsoft are putting their intelligent minds to work to find a solution to these mosquitoes.
Both these American tech companies recently signed a pact to collectively fight zika and other such similar mosquito-borne diseases all over the world. The battle against these mosquitoes will be fought with the help of robotics and automation. Automation and robotics will be tested to find ways to fight against mosquitoes causing any such deadly diseases. zika is one such disease which can result in long-term disorders that last for life. This is because the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the zika virus, it results in birth defects. This means that a simple mosquito bite can ruin the entire life of a human right from the time of hisbirth. This itself signifies that a small being like a mosquito can literally ruin someone’s life.
Microsoft is trapping such Aedes aegypti mosquitoes to isolate and capture them in Texas. Entomologists will carry out studies on these mosquitoes to give the researchers a head start to predict outbreaks and find a way to deal with them.researchers have assumed that it might take years to find a permanent solution to these mosquitoes but till then, scientists are looking
for a way to at least control them. google and Microsoft believe that now it is time to move on from the traditional ways like pest control and induce technology to face the problem.