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Artificially intelligent robot scientist ‘Eve’ could boost search for new drugs

Eve, an artificially-intelligent ‘’ could make drug discovery faster and much cheaper, say researchers writing in the journal Interface. The team has demonstrated the success of the approach as Eve discovered that a compound shown to have anti-cancer properties might also be used in the fight against malaria.

Robot Scientist 'Eve'
This is the robot scientist ‘Eve’, based at the University of Manchester.

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The research was supported by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council and the European Commission.

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