The AI Behind DeepMind's AlphaFold - and its Implications for the Future of Drug Discovery

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Kristóf is Founder and CTO at Turbine.AI, and holds a PhD in molecular biology and bioinformatics. To inquire about contributed articles from outside experts, contact editorial@emerj.com. Could you predict how an airplane flies only based on an inventory of its parts? This – with proteins – is the essence of the protein folding challenge. Two weeks ago, the organizers of the CASP protein folding challenge just announced that DeepMind's AlphaFold essentially solved the challenge – its prediction score was just below experimental error.