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AI powers a historic medical breakthrough

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A new year brings a new hope. Scientists at MIT and Harvard have made a historic breakthrough with the discovery of a new class of antibiotics for the first time in over 60 years, thanks to a helping hand from AI.

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  • AI helps scientists discover first new antibiotics in over 60 years

  • How to compare products with AI

  • The biggest funding deals in AI this week

  • 5 new AI tools to boost your productivity

  • AI Generated Images: Leonardo DiCaprio as Lenin


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Scientists discover first new class of antibiotics in over 60 years with the help of AI

A new scientific discovery could help save millions of lives around the world every year. Scientists at MIT and Harvard have discovered a new class of antibiotics with the help of AI, a breakthrough which could potentially lead to medicines that can overcome drug-resistant bacteria.

The scientists used AI to screen millions of chemical compounds and discovered non-toxic compounds that are capable of killing two different types of drug-resistant bacteria. The scientists conducted further experiments in mice to demonstrate the effectiveness of these new compounds in practice.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. The WHO estimates that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was directly responsible for 1.27 million global deaths in 2019, and contributed to an additional 4.95 million deaths.

Beyond the obvious benefit of saving millions of lives, overcoming antibiotic resistance could also have a significant economic impact. The World Bank estimates that antibiotic resistance could result in $ 1 trillion of additional healthcare costs by 2050, with an additional $ 1 trillion+ in annual GDP losses by 2030.


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How to compare products online with Microsoft Copilot

A comparison of running shoes

  • Go to the Microsoft Copilot website and sign in with your Microsoft account.

  • Now ask Copilot to compare a specific type of product for you.

  • You can compare products on different criteria, such as price, weight, comfort, rating, and so on.

For the example above, I used the following prompt:

Create a table that compares top-selling women's running shoes


The biggest deals in AI this week

  • Anthropic in talks to raise $750 million, led by Menlo ventures. Read more →

  • Photonic computing startup Lightmatter hits $1.2 billion valuation. Read more →

  • Replicate raises $40 million for its library of open source AI models. Read more →

  • Simply Homes nabs $22M, leverages AI to tackle affordable housing crisis. Read more →

  • Startup raises $17.5 million to bring AI to holiday shopping logistics. Read more →

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Leonardo DiCaprio as Lenin

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