Can machine learning end the war on antibiotic resistance?

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic it’s easy to lose sight of other recent breakthroughs in medical research. One such development looks set to change the face of antibiotics – even the wider drug discovery process. Earlier this year, researchers at Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology (MIT) used machine learning to discover a novel antibiotic which is effective against even the most resistant strains of bacteria (1).Read the rest

Can Computers Write Science Books?

The German academic publisher Springer has recently brought out a whole book written by a piece of artificial intelligence software called Beta Writer. The book, Lithium-Ion Batteries: a machine generated summary of current research, can be downloaded free of charge as a PDF.… Read the rest