The adaptive immune system, which is responsible for detection and clearance of pathogens
(e.g., virus infections), records each past and ongoing battle with disease into so-called
immunological memory. Thus, the adaptive immunity is both natural sensor of disease as
well as a therapeutic. The immune memory is recorded by “immune receptors” － short
genetic sequences specific for each disease. I will provide an overview of the ongoing efforts
in academia and industry to develop artificial intelligence methods that exploit our immune
system’s capacity to assist in diagnosis (immunodiagnostics) as well as develop next-
generation biotherapeutics (monoclonal antibodies, T-cell therapies).