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How Google’s using big data and machine-learning to discover new drugs

Google is working to expedite the discovery of drugs that could prove vital to finding cures for many human ills. Working with Stanford University’s Pande Lab, Google Research has introduced a paper called Massively Multitask Networks for Drug Discovery, which looks at how using data from a myriad of different sources can better determine which chemical compounds will serve as “effective drug treatments for a variety of diseases.”