How can a competition among computer programmers be helpful to find a vaccine against corona?
HackZurich, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), aims to use the collective intelligence of researchers, experts, technology specialists and fellow citizens to develop fresh ideas and solutions for dealing with and combating the Coronavirus.
My idea is: is a virtual virus similar with a real virus that an antivirus to covid-19 can be developed analogous to the construction of a virtual virus?
Is this a kind of bionics?
Edit: this question has been closed as opinion based.
But this answer by Thomas is the proof that there is evidence and scientific research:
Yes, they can, see e. g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30905159 (field of cheminformatics) re the possiblity of drug discovery in general via machine learning