Science team

Exploring the frontiers of science

Accelerating scientific discovery

Overview

Our Science team aims to better understand the world around us and accelerate progress on some of today’s most fundamental and fascinating scientific challenges. 

We accomplish this by combining expertise in a broad range of natural sciences with cutting-edge AI research.

Discovery and understanding

Like the astronomers who built and used powerful telescopes to expand our understanding of the universe, our Science team builds innovative AI and machine learning systems. This work is pushing the boundaries of possibility in diverse fields such as climate science, protein folding, and quantum chemistry.

Joining together from a broad range of backgrounds, our pioneering research scientists, research engineers, and software engineers extend their abilities by partnering with industry experts and specialists to explore new topics and conduct experimental research. 

Since 2016, our Science team has been working on an AI system that can accurately predict the 3D shape of proteins regarded as one of the biggest challenges in biology.  Four years later, AlphaFold solved the problem, showing the potential of AI to help solve scientific problems. One day soon, this research could help us create treatments for rare diseases, find ways to break down plastic waste or even capture carbon from the atmosphere.