Facebook Employs AI Tech To Combat Illnesses

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Facebook said it is rolling out artificial intelligence (AI) tools aimed at predicting the best combination of pharmaceuticals to combat complex illnesses, VentureBeat reported. The social media behemoth said it is launching the first AI solution that is able to predict the effects of drug combinations and the timing of doses for the best outcome. The tool will also suggest additional interventions that might help a person's condition, such as gene deletion. The tools are being launched in collaboration with Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Facebook said it thinks the solutions will be a boon to the identification of drug interactions and will be able to offer up the best combination of therapies and medications to combat complex diseases. Repurposing existing pharmaceuticals has already changed the way doctors and clinicians prescribe drugs and the different combinations have been found to fight deadly conditions that were not indicated by the suggested use of a particular drug.