Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, CEO of Meta, Facebook's parent company, announced that they are building a computer system that will help eliminate human diseases by 2100. The news on the subject in Sözcü is as follows:

Meta, which has applications such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram under its roof, seems to be focusing on artificial intelligence studies. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan explained how they can help eliminate human diseases by 2100.

The researchers aim to develop a computing system that can be used with artificial intelligence to catalog cells and predict how they will behave in case of disease. Chan and Zuckerberg said in a statement that this data could be used to make new discoveries that could eliminate human disease altogether.

Anne Carpenter of the Harvard Broad Institute said: "I'm always excited to see more computing power available to biologists. So I was very excited when I saw this news.

But Carpenter pointed out that the project, while promising, is still in its infancy: "They don't announce, 'We've created a model.' Instead, they say, 'We plan to create a resource that will allow biologists to create new models.

No information on the cost

While it is stated that the couple plans to run their product until 2024, no statement was made about the cost.

Zuckerberg's other companies have ventured into biotechnology before. In 2022, Meta produced an AI tool called ESMFold, built with similar AI processing techniques that Zuckerberg and Chan said could be used in new databases.

ESMFold is a faster version of the AlphaFold program, which Forbes called "the most significant achievement in AI" for solving the decades-old scientific problem of how to efficiently predict the shape of proteins using AI.

The AI was fed data about proteins and the amino acids that make them up. By training the model on how known proteins are formed, the computer was able to predict how other unknown proteins are folded and shaped.