Alan Aspuru-Guzik and Helen Tran imagine the future of AI and robotics

May 3, 2022 by Dan Haves


In the latest issue of U of T Magazine, Professors Alán Aspuru-Guzik and Helen Tran share their vision for a future where AI and robotics are used to create new, more sustainable materials at an ever-accelerating pace.

“What we really want are autonomous labs that can make decisions as they go along", says Aspuru-Guzik. “A new field is being born – the field of accelerated science.”

“I see myself as a molecular architect,” says Tran. “We design these molecules one at a time...Instead of finding out, years from now, that these (materials) are a nuisance, what if we made them from sustainable materials from the beginning?”

Read the full article in U of T Magazine