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A Canadian team used AI to make a cancer drug. Is this a game-changer?

It's a process that can take up to a decade. And individual aspects of it can take up to a year or more. Or... it can take, like, a month. The drug development process is time-consuming, intense and very, very expensive.

It's a process that can take up to a decade. And individual aspects of it can take up to a year or more. Or... it can take, like, a month.

The drug development process is time-consuming, intense and very, very expensive. So much so that only huge pharmaceutical companies can afford to keep swinging and missing. But a Canadian team using AI programs is aiming to change that—everything from the length of time to who can afford to do the work, and it just might revolutionize the entire process.

GUEST:  Alán Aspuru-Guzik, professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto; director of the Acceleration Consortium 

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