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Bringing more AI into synthetic biology

Much of my work in synthetic biology has been founded on the importation of knowledge and methods from artificial intelligence. I want to encourage others from that background to get into the act too, since I think it will be beneficial to all involved---as long as there is sufficient listening.

People often think about artificial intelligence as being about stuff like robots and foul-mouthed chat-bots, but it's much wider and deeper than that. For example, much early work on programming languages was considered an AI problem of "automatic programming." In fact, one of the common complaints of AI researchers is that as soon as AI has solved a problem, it gets classified as "not really artificial intelligence" simply because the solution is now understood.

Read Beal's full blog post here.

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