AlphaFold

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Animated flowcharts show how the ProtCNN AI model classifies proteins.
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Protein Families Deciphered: Machine Learning Categorizes Proteins Based on Their Functions

Convolutional neural networks separate proteins into functional families without considering their shapes.
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Transformers Take Over: Transformers Applied to Vision, Language, Video, and More

In 2021, transformers were harnessed to discover drugs, recognize speech, and paint pictures — and much more.
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An animation of a protein modeled by AlphaFold 2.
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DeepMind Doubles Down on AlphaFold: DeepMind Launches Company to Commercialize AlphaFold 2

Isomorphic aims to build its business on AlphaFold 2, an ensemble of neural networks that finds the shapes of protein molecules.
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Biomedical Treasure Chest

DeepMind opened access to AlphaFold, a model that finds the shapes of proteins, and to its output so far — a potential cornucopia for biomedical research. The research lab, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, made AlphaFold freely available.
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Information related to a deep learning system developed by Sandia National  Laboratories
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Materials Science Gets a Boost

Neural nets could speed up development of new materials.What’s new: A deep learning system from Sandia National Laboratories dramatically accelerated simulations that help scientists understand how changes to the design or fabrication of a material change its properties.
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The Model Will See You Now

Institutional hurdles to AI for medicine began to fall, setting the stage for widespread clinical use of deep learning in medical devices and treatments. DeepMind’s AlphaFold model determined the three-dimensional shape of a protein in just hours.
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AI Takes on Coronavirus

Machine learning thrives on data, but information about the novel coronavirus and the illness it produces has been either thin or hard to access. Now researchers are pooling resources to share everything we do know.
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Protein Shapes Revealed

A protein’s biological function depends largely on its three-dimensional shape, but deducing its shape from its sequence of amino acids has been a longstanding problem. Researchers at DeepMind reveal how they used deep learning to solve the puzzle.
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GO match: AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol
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DeepMind Results Raise Questions

Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind lost $572 million in the past year, and its losses over the last three years amounted to more than $1 billion. AI contrarian Gary Marcus used the news as an opportunity to question the direction of AI as an industry.
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