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An AI leap into chemical synthesis

21 May, 2024

EPFL scientists introduce ChemCrow, a large language model-based AI system that revolutionizes chemistry by integrating 18 advanced tools for tasks like organic synthesis and drug discovery. ChemCrow streamlines complex processes…

Machine learning accelerates discovery of solar-cell perovskites

20 May, 2024

An EPFL research project has developed a method based on machine-learning to quickly and accurately search large databases, leading to the discovery of 14 new materials for solar cells.

Tailoring digital responses for humanitarian action

16 May, 2024

EPFL is playing a leading role in partnering with humanitarian organizations to develop technological solutions to improve their operations while mitigating risks.

EPFL Applied Machine Learning Days: Energy, Maturity and Optimism

6 May, 2024

As we look ahead to the developments in AI that will feature at EPFL’s Applied Machine Learning Days 2025 (AMLD 2025), we reflect on this year’s event with a focus on safe…

Modular software for scientific image reconstruction

2 May, 2024

EPFL engineers have developed new software called Pyxu that makes it easier and faster to reconstruct images taken at any scale. Their system employs reusable, and universally applicable, bricks of…

AI’s new power of persuasion: it can change your mind

15 April, 2024

A new EPFL study has demonstrated the persuasive power of Large Language Models, finding that participants debating GPT-4 with access to their personal information were far more likely to change…

How the brain senses body position and movement

2 April, 2024

Researchers at EPFL use neural networks to study proprioception, the sense the brain uses to “know” the body’s movement and position.

Does Artificial Intelligence work in English?

14 March, 2024

EPFL researchers have shown that large language models primarily trained on English text seem to use English internally, even when they are prompted in another language. As AI increasingly runs…

Joint initiative for trustworthy AI

6 March, 2024

ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the “Swiss AI Initiative”, whose purpose is to position Switzerland as a leading global hub for the development and implementation of transparent and reliable…

A new EPFL tool shows the decline of political tone in the US

6 March, 2024

A new EPFL developed tool, Quotebank, has helped researchers provide the first large-scale data-driven evidence of a drastic shift towards a more negative political tone beginning at the start of Donald…

Enhancing AI robustness for more secure and reliable systems

6 March, 2024

Researchers at EPFL have uncovered a fundamental flaw in the training of machine learning systems and elaborated a new formulation for strengthening them against adversarial attacks.

Making AI work for everyone

6 March, 2024

Platforms like ChatGPT are already changing the world. From healthcare to the arts and the way we work, how we can ensure AI and Machine Learning benefit all of society?…

Charting new paths in AI learning

28 February, 2024

Physicists at EPFL explore different AI learning methods, which can lead to smarter and more efficient models.