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Robots, Reactions & Automated Labs

Posted on April 18th, 2019 by

Elseiver’s Elia Lima-Watson, MD explores the phenomenon of automation int he lab beyond just rote tasks. Fascinating developments in this field and others continue to accelerate the discovery process at a dizzying rate.

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Machine Learning Is Accelerating the Pace of Drug Development, But Good Data is Key

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning are on the tip of everyone’s tongues when it comes to acceleration of the pace of discovery The Pharma R&D market is a perfect exemplification of this phenomenon. Medical advancements enabled by such technologies have proven to significantly accelerate discovery processes, saving valuable time and money required for the development of life changing solutions. That being said, there is the reality that human beings with a passion and talent for feeding such mechanisms still and likely always will provide invaluable inputs. In short, we are not to be replaced by these advancements; rather the changes are indicative of a new era of advancement defined by “partnerships” between humans and machines.

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Integrating Chemistry Data Sources Provides Big Benefits

Posted on April 17th, 2019 by

Unification across platforms is providing multiple benefits to organizations who pull together massive amounts of data across multiple platforms. Technology is evolving to eliminate data redundancy and silos as evidenced by the collaboration between Elsevier and Lundbeck.

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Working together to get the best out of AI for all

Posted on April 16th, 2019 by

Go to any conference these days and the number one buzzword is AI. However, despite all the excitement, AI is still talked about in fairly vague terms – with few people able to pin down exactly what they mean by AI. New research from some of my Elsevier colleagues examined this phenomenon.

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