“In a serious sense, the single protein, single domain problem is largely solved. The question is… What now?”

— John Moult, PhD (CASP founder), December 4, 2020

DeepMind’s extraordinary AlphaFold has generated a lot of buzz and a lot of questions. How important is this result? What will happen next? How will the scientific community translate these results into impactful technologies? This essay seeks to answer these questions.

What are the implications of DeepMind’s exemplary performance in CASP14?

DeepMind’s AlphaFold is a major advancement for the entire scientific community. AlphaFold’s demonstration of deep learning to solve a difficult biological problem…

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