DeepMind scientists won $3 million “breakthrough prize” for AI that predicts the structure of each protein

Scientists from Google DeepMind have received a $3 million award for developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that predicts how to fold nearly every known protein into its 3D shape.

One of the Life Sciences Breakthrough Awards this year went to Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, which created the protein prediction program known as AlphaFold, and John Jumper, a senior research scientist at DeepMind, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. announce (Opens in a new tab) Thursday (September 22).