Could Chatbots Help Devise the Next Pandemic Virus?

artificial intelligence, mathematics, fantasy

Robert F. Service Tech experts have been sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence (AI) could turn against humanity by taking over everything from business to warfare. Now, Kevin Esvelt is adding another worry: AI could help somebody with no science background and evil intentions design and order a virus capable of unleashing a pandemic. … […]

Researchers Flip Pharmaceutical AI to Create 40,000 Biowarfare Agents

Audrey Carleton Machine learning has offered the pharmaceutical industry a lot. It automated the drug discovery process, making it easier to identify proteins that indicate disease, predicting molecules that will effectively bind to them to treat it, and shortened the process by which essential medicines—like COVID-19 vaccines—get rolled out. Machine learning has also made it easier […]