Coronavirus: AI steps up in battle against Covid-19
By Jane Wakefield
It feels as if a superhuman effort is needed to help ease the global pandemic killing so many.
Artificial intelligence may have been hyped - but when it comes to medicine, it already has a proven track record.
So can machine learning rise to this challenge of finding a cure for this terrible disease?
There is no shortage of companies trying to solve the dilemma. Oxford-based Exscientia, the first to put an AI-discovered drug into human trial, is trawling through 15,000 drugs held by the Scripps research institute, in California. And Healx, a Cambridge company set up by Viagra co-inventor Dr David Brown, has repurposed its AI system developed to find drugs for rare diseases.
Here's the full article from the BBC news website: