Artificial intelligence is making better drugs

Niven R Narain AI Drug Developer Vincent Whiteman WIRED WIRED 2015 is our annual two-day celebration of the innovators, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our world. For more from the event, head over to our WIRED 2015 hub. Creating new drugs is expensive. On average, it takes $2.6bn (£1.7bn) and between ten and 15 years to get a drug from planning to pharmacist, according to some estimates. And that’s because current methods are so untargeted — for every 100 drugs that reach first stage clinical trials, only one goes on to become an actual treatment. “Precision medicine is going to be the future” Niven Narain, co-founder, president and chief technology officer, Berg “In any other industry in the world, we would all be fired,” said Niven Narain, co-founder, president…


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