DeepMind Uses AI to Help Fight COVID-19

The world is facing a global public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. This is a new pathogen, and scientists around the world are researching the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in order to develop therapeutics to treat, cure or prevent the COVID-19 disease. In early March, artificial intelligence (AI) developer DeepMind announced the use of its AlphaFold deep learning system to predict protein structures associated with the COVID-19 disease in efforts to help scientists understand how to fight the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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