The new success of DeepMind
Just a month ago, the new success of DeepMind was discussed in the media in being able to solve a problem that had been in the hands of researchers for 50 years. It was a question of determining the form that proteins take, because depending on that form, so are the consequences of their actions.
Until now it could not be calculated and DeepMind with its Artificial Intelligence program called AlphaFold can predict the 3D shapes that proteins can take. And based on the form they take, this is how they behave.
The scientific community has been surprised by this enormous advance, and all have expressed their congratulations, since they are aware that its applications can be almost immediate and revolutionary for biology.
We must take into account that for example insulin is a protein that controls the metabolism of our body, and that some types of cancers are related to the overproduction of proteins. Both hot topics for all humanity.
Therefore, a thorough understanding of proteins is vital for us and the world around us.
But the question that arises is: Who will have access to the AlphaFold program?
The entire international scientific community or just some?
Or is it going to be a business of the company that owns the program?
These and other questions are in the air, and at the moment it is unknown (at least in my case) where the events will unfold.
It is important that we rejoice in a great technological advance (Artificial Intelligence will continue to give surprises, I hope positive) and hopefully it will serve for the good of the majority.