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Zuckerberg's Philanthropy Project Unveils AI System for Life Sciences Research

Updated: Jan 9

Mark Zuckerberg's philanthropy venture, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, has announced plans to develop a computing system powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for life sciences research.

Priscilla Chan and her husband Mark Zuckerberg
Credits: REUTERS

The system aims to study human cells and diseases, utilising openly available AI models. This initiative aims to leverage the power of generative AI to accelerate efforts in curing, preventing, or managing all diseases.

The system will be trained on datasets from various sources, including the CZ Cell x Gene software tool and publicly available data. This move comes as Meta, the parent company of Facebook, continues to expand its large language models for businesses.

  • The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, plans to build an AI-powered computing system for life sciences research.

  • The system will utilise openly available AI models and datasets from various sources.

  • The goal is to accelerate efforts in finding cures, preventing diseases and managing health conditions.

  • Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is aggressively rolling out large language models for businesses.

  • The initiative aims to leverage the power of generative AI to advance research in the life sciences field.


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