Vol. 77 No. 1/2 (2023): Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Research
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability of machines to respond in seemingly intelligent ways, producing outputs in response to new inputs without being expressly programmed to do so. Unlike traditional computer programs, which generate outputs based on explicit sets of instructions, AI systems are designed to make predictions based on data-driven models. As a result, the use of models and data constitutes essential components of this strategy. For this issue of CHIMIA, the guest editors have selected a collection of Swiss research chemists’ contributions and perspectives on AI method development and implementation, ranging from the use of AI/ML for: chemical reaction optimization using a wide range of approaches, chemical reaction prediction, improving water quality, enabling autonomous laboratories, to treasuring the lesson learned from AI/ML in computer science when contextualized with its development in chemistry.