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This episode was recorded and originally released in April 2023. With the resurgence of AI in the news and recent advancements in the use of LLMs for biotech, this engaging interview with trailblazing expert, Daphne Koller, PhD, remains timely.
As mentioned above, Daphne is a trailblazer in the fields of AI, machine learning, education, and biology, as well as a visionary and inspiring entrepreneur.
In this episode, Sheamus McGovern and Daphne Koller discuss AI’s role in biotechnology, especially drug discovery, its potential, and the challenges that must be addressed.
In 2018, Daphne founded insitro, a machine learning-driven drug discovery and development company, and currently serves as its CEO. In 2020, she helped co-found Engageli and continues to contribute to the development of the company as a board member. Last, but by no means least, over the course of her career, Daphne has authored over 300 referred publications with an h-index of 146 and was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012.
Daphne brings this extensive knowledge and expertise to explore the differences between traditional drug discovery and AI-driven methodology, the main challenges of integrating AI into experimental biology, and examples of how her team solved some of these issues.
Sheamus and Daphne also discuss the importance of high-quality data to support the AI models being used and how to ensure AI is being used safely, responsibly, and ethically for biotechnological applications.
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