Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize the Fight Against Disease
Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize the Fight Against Disease

Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence, Could Revolutionize, the Fight Against Disease.

Proteins are the basic building blocks , of all living organisms. Understanding protein structures is critical for , advancing medicine.

Until now, only a fraction of these structures had been mapped.

The BBC reports that researchers have now used , artificial intelligence, to identify 350,000 of those protein structures.

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Approximately 20,000 of these proteins are , expressed by the human genome.

They are referred to by biologists as the, proteome.

Researchers used an AI program called AlphaFold, developed by DeepMind Technologies.

DeepMind is a British artificial intelligence subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

, The research laboratory was acquired by Google in 2014.

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DeepMind is a British artificial intelligence subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

, The research laboratory was acquired by Google in 2014.

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It was able to make a confident prediction of the structural positions for 58% of the amino acids in the human proteome.

We believe this work represents the most significant contribution AI has made to advancing the state of scientific knowledge to date, Dr. Demis Hassabis, chief executive and co-founder of Deep Mind, via BBC.

According to the BBC, applications could include , the development of new drugs and treatments for disease.

Designing more resilient crops that can survive, climate change.

Or enzymes capable of breaking down, plastics.

The applications are limited only by our understanding, Edith Heard, Director General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, via BBC