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Machine Vision Helps Spot New Drug Treatments

by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review

A startup uses algorithms that understand the anatomy of cells to discover new uses for existing drugs

Web users searching for photos and cops looking for suspects in video already benefit from software that understands the content of images. Chris Gibson says it can also make it easier to find treatments for diseases not targeted by existing drugs.

“By combining robotics and machine vision, we can work at large scale on hundreds of diseases simultaneously, using a small number of people,” says Gibson, who is CEO and co-founder of the 40-person startup Recursion Pharmaceuticals. Continue reading Machine Vision Helps Spot New Drug Treatments