400,000 New Substances Discovered by Google Using AI, Will Change the Tech World – 3 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Google DeepMind uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict 2 million new material structures. About 400,000 of them could be created in the near future in laboratories.

Reuters report, Google announced their discovery in a journal Science on Wednesday (29/11/2023). This breakthrough, according to Google, will bring extraordinary developments to various technologies that already exist today.

Potential applications of the 400,000 new substances include the discovery of batteries, solar panels, and computer chips with much better performance than those currently available.


Discovery and synthesis of new substances, acc Reuters, usually very expensive and takes time. For example, lithium-ion batteries, which are used for electronic goods and even electric cars, were discovered through a development process lasting more than 20 years.

“We hope that extraordinary developments in experiments, autonomous synthesis, and machine learning models will shorten it,” said Ekin Dogus Cubuk, a researcher at Google DeepMind.

The AI ​​used by DeepMind was trained using data from the Materials Project, an international research group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The group, which was founded in 2011, has researched around 50,000 materials known to humans.

All new substance prediction data will be shared by Google with the research community around the world. The hope is that the discovery of new substances will be faster and more numerous.

“The industry has always been risk-averse from rising costs, new substances always take time to become efficient,” said Kristin Persson of the Materials Project.

DeepMind is now shifting its focus to using AI to predict the level of difficulty of synthesizing new substances that they have predicted for laboratory scale.

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