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AI may help speed up drugs development and could have ‘immense’ impact in China, study finds

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  • AI system does up to 20 years worth of work in 3 weeks, at the forefront of technological revolution in the Chinese healthcare big data industry.
  • The AI identified several substances, one of which was successfully applied to treating renal fibrosis in mice.
  • This could revolutionise the development of new drugs, and save huge amounts of time and money for pharmaceutical companies.
  • However, experts warn to proceed with extreme caution, as errors can be fatal, and this is a long-term innovation of which we don’t fully understand the implications.

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