Antibiotics use in Africa: Machine learning vs. magic medicine

“I was surprised myself recently when we had a child in the consultation room and I thought ‘This looks like a bacterial infection,’” recalls Godfrey Kavishe, a doctor at the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania. Kavishe was a few steps away from prescribing an antibiotic — they help fight bacterial infections. Source: Antibiotics […]

MIT Researchers Deploying Machine Learning to Develop Effective Antibiotics

Recently, a team of researchers at MIT discovered a powerful new antibiotic using machine learning algorithms. The antibiotic is named for the AI in 2001: A Space Odyssey, halicin. It successfully wiped out numerous bacterial strains, including some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria on the World Health Organization’s most wanted list. Source: MIT Researchers […]