Google AI Can Tell What Things Smell From Their Molecular Structure

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An artificial intelligence model that maps the structure of molecules to their smell could help create specific food tastes or find compounds to better ward off disease-carrying organisms like mosquitoes.

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September 12, 2022


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What we smell is related to the structure of chemical molecules in the air, but many subjective factors influence it

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Google used an artificial intelligence to produce a map that links odors to the structures of molecules. It’s as reliable as a human at describing the smell of a substance, and the researchers behind the work say it’s a crucial step towards digitizing smells.

The hope is that the AI ​​model could eventually be used to identify new scents for flavors and flavors for food science, or come…

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