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Dozens of toxic barrels on a road and a witch behind

Foundations of Evil: The Fear of Weapons of Mass Destruction Designed by AI

A growing number of AI models can be put to purposes their designers didn’t envision. Does that include heinous deeds?
Different Nvidia cloud-computing services

Chipmaker Boosts AI as a Service: Nvidia Launches Cloud Service for NLP Models

Nvidia, known for chips designed to process AI systems, is providing access to large language models. Nvidia announced early access to NeMo LLM and BioNeMo, cloud-computing services that enable developers to generate text and biological sequences respectively.
Overall architecture of GEM.

What a Molecule’s Structure Reveals: Baidu Creates AI to Classify Molecular Properties

The authors trained a modified GNN on a dataset of 18 million molecules to find molecular properties.
Animated graphs and maps show global hiring trends for AI jobs in the pharma industry.

AI Jobs Grow in Pharma: Drug Companies are Hiring More Machine Learning Engineers Than Ever

Pharmaceutical companies in several countries are hiring machine learning engineers at increasing rates.
Animated flowcharts show how the ProtCNN AI model classifies proteins.

Protein Families Deciphered: Machine Learning Categorizes Proteins Based on Their Functions

Convolutional neural networks separate proteins into functional families without considering their shapes.
Bees pollinating flowers

Protection for Pollinators: AI Could Help Create Pesticides That Don’t Kill Bees

A machine learning method could help chemists formulate pesticides that target harmful insects but leave bees alone. Researchers at Oregon State University developed models that classify whether or not a chemical is fatally toxic to bees.
Animation showing AlphaFold working

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.
Protein structures

What AI Knows About Proteins

Transformer models trained on sequences of amino acids that form proteins have had success classifying and generating viable sequences. New research shows that they also capture information about protein structure.
Data related to DeepCE, a system designed to predict how particular drugs will influence the amounts of RNA

Old Drugs for New Ailments

Many medical drugs work by modulating the body’s production of specific proteins. Recent research aimed to predict this activity, enabling researchers to identify drugs that might counteract the effects of Covid-19.
Information related to a deep learning system developed by Sandia National Laboratories

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.
Covid Moonshot animation

Crowdsourcing Against Coronavirus

Covid Moonshot, an open-source project to vet potential medicines using machine learning, is closing in on compounds that might help curb Covid-19. Four new antiviral drugs identified by the project are ready to advance to animal trials.
Forbidden sign appearing over two cows

Got Model?

Who needs cows when you can make milk from scratch? NotMilk, a dairy-free milk substitute that was designed with help from a deep learning model, made its debut in American grocery stores.
Information and components of a battery

Getting a Charge From AI

Machine learning is helping to design energy cells that charge faster and last longer. Battery developers are using ML algorithms to devise new chemicals, components, and charging techniques faster than traditional techniques allow.
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U.S. Proposes National AI Centers

The White House called for new funding for AI research including a constellation of research centers. Nonetheless, the U.S. government’s annual spending on the technology still would lag behind that of several other
Mobile robot arm lab assistant working

Scientific Discovery on a Roll

A mechanical lab assistant could accelerate chemistry research.What’s new: Researchers at the University of Liverpool trained a mobile robot arm to navigate a lab, operate equipment, handle samples, and obtain results far faster than a human scientist.

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