In depth


Labs across the globe networked by AI discover state-of-the-art emitters for lasers

Demonstration shows how algorithms could organise timing and match specialist equipment to experiments


Are we rushing ahead with AI in the lab?

Patience will be key to making machine learning indispensable – and practical – for chemistry

Belgian beer

Brewing better Belgian beer with artificial intelligence

Machine learning tool can predict a beer’s taste and quality and which flavour compounds could improve it

Oil spill

AI could provide new approach to assessing chemical toxicity thresholds in aquatic organisms

 Model showed excellent predicative ability and could cut animal testing in pollution research

GPT-3 trained and tuned to predict molecular properties

A better understanding of Smiles helps GPT-3 recognise chemically relevant patterns