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No, AI probably won’t revolutionize drug development

Drug development is expensive, time consuming, and risky. A typical new drug costs billions of dollars to develop and requires more than ten years of work — yet only about 0.02% of the drugs in development ever making it to market. Some claim that AI, or artificial intelligence, will...
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Tiny robots with ‘brains’ can walk autonomously inside your body

Scientists have built microscopic robots equipped with electronic “brains” that are capable of walking autonomously.A team from Cornell University in the US developed the solar-powered bots as part of research into a new generation of tiny devices that can perform roles ranging from performing microsurgery, to cleaning the inside of arteries.The microrobots measure just 250 micrometres across – smaller than the head of an ant – and can operate without any external controls.“Before, we literally had to manipulate these ‘strings’ in order to get any kind of response from the robot,” said Itai Cohen, a professor of physics at...
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