DeepMind's AlphaFold 2 reveal: Convolutions are out, attention is in

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2021-07-22 03:30:07

By Tiernan Ray | July 19, 2021 -- 15:30 GMT (08:30 PDT) | Topic: Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind, the AI unit of Google that invented the chess champ neural network AlphaZero a few years back, shocked the world again in November with a program that had solved a decades-old problem of how proteins fold. The program handily beat all competitors, in what one researcher called a "watershed moment" that promises to revolutionize biology. 

AlphaFold 2, as it's called, was described at the time only in brief terms, in a blog post by DeepMind and in a paper abstract provided by DeepMind for the competition in which they submitted the program, the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction biannual competition.

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