AlphaFold Makes A Scientific Breakthrough
While the election news takes over the front page of mainstream media, a scientific discovery involving the use of Artificial Intelligence almost went unnoticed by the general public.
Last year, Google’s Deepmind created an algorithm called AlphaFold 2. It aimed to support scientific discoveries with Artificial Intelligence by predicting the 3D structure of proteins based on their amino acid sequences.
This year, AlphaFold defeated all other competitors in the Critical Assessment of Protein Structure Prediction (CASP) contest with its accurate prediction of the 3D structures of proteins based on their amino acid sequences.