DeepMind Scientists Win M ‘Innovation Prize’ For AI That Predicts The Structure Of Every Protein

DeepMind Scientists Win $3M ‘Innovation Prize’ For AI That Predicts The Structure Of Every Protein

Scientists at Google DeepMind have been awarded a $3 million prize for developing an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has predicted how almost all known proteins fold into their 3D shape.

One of this year’s Breakthrough Awards in Life Sciences went to Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, which created the protein prediction program known as AlphaFold, and John Jumper, senior research scientist at DeepMind, the Foundation of the Breakthrough Award. Announced (opens in a new tab) Thursday (September 22).

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