Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are being taught to generate art, human voices, and even fiction stories all on their own—why not give them a shot at building new ways to treat disease?

AI could lead to major breakthroughs in the medical field. And this is what San Francisco-based start-up Atomwise is looking into. They have developed the AtomNet system, which attempts to generate potential drugs for diseases such as Ebola and multiple sclerosis.

Imagine the kind of impact this could have on the delivery of humanitarian aid should they be successful!

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