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Feb 21, 2018 benevolentai

RESEARCH | Exploring deep recurrent models with reinforcement learning for molecule design

The design of small molecules with bespoke properties is of central importance to drug discovery. However significant challenges yet remain for computational methods, despite recent advances such as deep recurrent networks and reinforcement learning strategies for sequence generation, and it can be difficult to compare results across different works. This work proposes 19 benchmarks selected by subject experts, expands smaller datasets previously used to approximately 1.1 million training molecules, and explores how to apply new reinforcement learning techniques effectively for molecular design.

Jan 16, 2018 benevolentai

What if AI could take your research to the next level?

Most scientific breakthroughs are made by analysing data, but we live in a world where the exponential growth of scientific research data makes the discovery of new drugs and treatments for disease very difficult. 

Nov 2, 2017 jackie hunter

The AI Industry Must Embrace Diversity Or Risk Reinforcing The Status Quo

Professor Jackie Hunter, CEO of BenevolentBio, writes for The Huffington Post on diversity in the AI industry and how it has the chance to embrace it or risk going the same way as many other industries.

Oct 5, 2017 jackie hunter

Why it’s essential the AI sector reflects society at large

Jackie Hunter explains why we need to encourage diversity in AI in a co-ordinated effort across the home, at school, at university and into the workplace.

Oct 3, 2017 benevolentai

Are You Looking For A Faster Horse In Drug Discovery?

As we all work busily in our own corners of drug discovery, be it in Pharma, biotech or academia, ask yourself the question – are you just pushing that horse a little more or are you genuinely imagining and creating the model T of the 21st century?

May 31, 2017 benevolentai

Join the special interest group on artificial intelligence in biomedicine.

Initiated after the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Bioscience Symposium in 2016, the special interest group on AI in Biomedicine aims at stimulating debate and encouraging collaboration between experts in life science and AI.

Jan 11, 2017 kenneth mulvany

Is AI morality asleep at the wheel?

In an age where you could soon be legally (and safely) asleep at the wheel thanks to driverless cars will morality in AI go the same way – is the principle of ethics in AI asleep at the wheel?

Nov 5, 2016 jackie hunter

In five years' time… Key trends in AI healthcare

10 years ago I attended a symposium looking at the future of pharmacology and healthcare.

Oct 7, 2016 jackie hunter

What happens when you put expert human brains in a room to discuss machine brains?

These are truly exciting times for artificial intelligence (“AI”) and bioscience. This month, together with The Crick and Turing Institutes and the Wellcome Trust, we co-hosted the first of what we anticipate will be an annual symposium on ‘Artificial Intelligence in Bioscience’.