Artificial Intelligence Can Predict New Designer Drugs With 90% Accuracy
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November 16, 2021
“We wondered whether we could use this probability to determine what an unknown drug is — based solely on its mass — which is easy for a chemist to measure for any pill or powder using mass spectrometry.”
CSFS Associate and UBC Biochemistry professor Dr. Leonard Foster gave comments on his study, training computers to predict the next designer drugs — before they are even on the market! Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta devised an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to determine the structure of a given drug’s molecular makeup.