New application for AI
Artificial Intelligence is expanding its scope of application. Already used in diagnosis, it is now stimulating research into new medicines. A French company has developed a technology that is able to simulate new molecules then evaluate them. This new technology is based on two algorithms containing millions of data points relating to chemical compounds and the physicochemical properties of molecules that have already been synthesized and tested. The first algorithm generates virtual molecules which are then analyzed by the second. In the United States also, AI is not being left behind. A new antibiotic drug has been discovered by researchers at MIT and Harvard University thanks to AI. The research algorithm predicts that the structure of the molecule will enable it to be more effective against many bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. A huge step forward which will allow a more rapid selection of drugs with high medical potential.