AI finds strong, new antibiotic

The growth in antibiotic-resistant microbes has been a problem for years — and we’ve had no real plan on how to deal with it. Currently, this results in about 35,000 deaths per year in the U.S., and predictions are that the global number will exceed 10 million deaths per year by 2050. With the help […]

AI is getting really good, but it’s probably not as good as you think

AI startup DeepMind, acquired by Google in 2014 and most famous for its crushing prowess in games like Chess and Go, is setting its sights on real scientific problems, but its successes and failures point to how much data is really required for modern AI to accomplish anything meaningful. Their current project is to predict […]