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GlaxoSmithKline is recruiting 80 AI specialists by the end of 2020

Written by on December 27, 2019

The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is speeding up its use of
artificial intelligence and to assist the process it aims to recruit almost 80
AI specialists by the end of 2020. The UK’s drug-make turns towards cutting edge
computing to develop medicines of future.

The company said that its AI unit will be headquartered in San Francisco,
with one GSK executive admitting the competition for AI professionals is
fierce.

A senior vice-president of medicinal science and technology at GSK Tony Wood
said that they are scouring the planet for the best people for AI ambitions. He
said that these folks are very rare to find. The competition is fierce and
there aren’t a large number of them.

GSK is struggling to hire enough AI researchers and engineers from different
areas such as Silicon Valley and is looking to hire best talent by haunting the
former employees in US Navy, academia and the music industry to fill the positions
in new AI team. They are expected to spread across Heidelberg, London, San
Francisco, Philadelphia and Boston.

They are looking to hire PhD or master’s level qualified researchers, who
are willing to work on AI drug development projects in London. Artificial Intelligence
will be helpful in finding te treatments of cancer, autoimmune diseases
including rheumatoid arthritis.

Artificial Intelligence helps to carry out tasks with trained algorithms
which computers have learned to do through repetitive processes despite human
instructions.

It takes years to develop the drugs traditionally but AI can speed up the
process and increase the success rate of new medicines by 10%.

The use of Artificial Intelligence in the pharmaceutical industry has
transforming the way in which scientists develop new drugs more effectively.

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