Research supported by the Brazilian São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to create efficient models for the genomic selection of sugarcane and forage grass varieties and predict their performance in the field based on their DNA.
AI chatbot helps Colombian farmers to make informed decisions [Full subscriber]
The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) recently launched Melisa chatbot, an artificial intelligence system that provides agroclimatic forecasts to farmers in Colombia. ‘Melisa chatbot’ is available on Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram.
DeepMind’s AI breakthrough in protein folding will accelerate discoveries in a range of biological applications [Full subscriber]
In a major scientific advance, the latest version of DeepMind’s AI system AlphaFold has been recognised as a solution to the 50-year-old grand challenge of protein structure prediction, often referred to as the ‘protein folding problem’, according to a rigorous independent assessment. This breakthrough, comprising a deep-learning system that can accurately predict the structure of proteins to within the width of an atom, could significantly accelerate biological research over the long term, unlocking new possibilities in disease understanding and drug discovery among other fields.
Breakthrough in artificial intelligence claimed by US researchers [Registered]
While the progress in neural networks has been promising, there’s still a long way to go before super intelligent machines rise to over throw human civilization. Again, their artificial neural network was described as containing approximately 100 synapses. The human brain is composed of about one quadrillion synapses — that’s a 1 followed by 15 zeros.