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Biotechnology may be transformed by advances in artificial intelligence. Using AI to enhance operations, stimulate innovation, and explore new business models is an area where biotech companies have a lot of room to grow.
FREMONT, CA: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a vital skill for biotech companies in the short and long term. The explosive growth of AI usage in the biotechnology sector demonstrates that it can be used to a wide variety of processes, workflows, and tactics for gaining a competitive edge.
Agriculture, medicinal, animal, industrial, and bioinformatics fall within the broad category of biotechnology, divided into several subcategories. First, investigate how AI affects some biotechnological branches.
The use of AI in agricultural biotechnology: Agricultural biotechnology aims to create genetically engineered plants that yield more or have new traits. Molecular breeding and genetic engineering of plants are also part of the process, as are standard plant breeding techniques such as tissue culture and micropropagation.
Biotechnology corporations are currently using AI and Machine Learning (ML) techniques to construct and operate autonomous agricultural robots that can pick crops considerably faster than people can. Algorithms such as Computer Vision or Deep Learning are used to process and evaluate the data collected by drones. This aids in keeping tabs on the health of the crops and the soil. To track and anticipate various environmental changes, such as weather changes that affect crop productivity, ML techniques are used.
Using AI in biomedical research: Medical biotechnology uses living cells to make medications and antibiotics that benefit human health. Aside from that, it comprises the investigation of DNA and genetically modifying cells to enhance the production of valuable traits.
Drug discovery makes substantial use of AI and machine learning. ML aids in the discovery of small compounds with therapeutic potential based on already-identified structural targets. As more diagnostic tests are conducted, the more accurate the results may be; ML is increasingly being employed to diagnose diseases. Radiation therapy planning has been simplified thanks to AI, which saves time while simultaneously increasing patient outcomes. Enhancing EHRs with evidence-based medicines and clinical decision support systems is another area where AI and ML show promise. This technology is also frequently employed in other fields such as gene editing, x-ray imaging, personalization in health care, and the administration of drugs.
AI in Bioinformatics: Bioinformatics facilitates the acquisition, storage, processing, distribution, analysis, and interpretation of biochemical and biological data by utilizing mathematical, computer science, and biological methods to comprehend the biological relevance of a range of data. This data is stored in big data pools.
This data must be mined to acquire significant insights. AI and ML are used in DNA sequencing due to the massive amount of data involved, protein classification, analysis of gene expressions, genome annotation, where a certain level of automation is required to identify the locations of genes, and computer-aided drug design, among other applications.