One of the main reasons that drug approval takes so long, is that there’s no good simulation of the human body to experiment on. That’s why we need to experiment on animals and check for potential side effects (a process that can easily take 1-2 years), and later on conduct clinical trials on thousands of human beings.
Now imagine the paradigm shift of the entire drug development and approval process, if we could conduct those trials within a few days (instead of years), using a dynamic simulation of the human body!
I do see one big problem with this idea: Companies are already investing incredible amounts of money into clinical trials. If it were possible to replace those trials with an AI system, it probably would’ve happened already… or would happen without XPRIZE’s assistance.
What do you think?