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Ross D. King

Professor of Machine Intelligence at the University of Manchester.

Ross D. King obtained a B.Sc. Hons. Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Turing Institute. He is currently Professor of Machine Intelligence at the University of Manchester. His main research interests are in the interface between computer science and biology/chemistry. The research achievement he is most proud of is originating the idea of a “Robot Scientist”: using laboratory robotics to physically implement a closed-loop scientific discovery system.

His Robot Scientist “Adam” was the first machine to hypothesise and experimentally confirm scientific knowledge. His new robot “Eve” is searching for drugs against neglected tropical diseases. His work on this subject has been published in the top scientific journals, Science and Nature, and has received wide publicity. He is also very interested in building nondeterministic universal Turing machines using DNA, computational aesthetics, and computational economics. He spends his weekends walking along the Welsh coast.

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See also: Academia University of Manchester - Public research university

Ross D. King News

Robot Scientist uses AI to find cure for covid-19

Chalmers University of Technology - 03-Jun-2021

Speeds up drug discovery process, allowing researchers to find new treatments for deadly diseases


Robot Scientist Uncovers Antibacterial Kills Malaria

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) - 18-Jan-2018

Eve was developed by scientists at the Universities of Manchester, Aberystwyth, and Cambridge. I...


Artificially-intelligent Robot Scientist ‘Eve’ could boost search for new drugs

Cambridge University - 04-Feb-2015

Drug discovery could be made faster and much cheaper thanks to an artificially-intelligent ‘robot...