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


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 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.