What happened this week in AI by Louie This week we were excited to see two new developments in AI outside the realm of NLP. The latest development from Meta AI involves the unveiling of their Open Catalyst simulator application, which has just been released as a demo. By harnessing the power of AI, this application can predict catalyst material reactivity with remarkable speed, outperforming existing methods by nearly 1000 times. The team believes that this technology has the potential to significantly accelerate the discovery of cost-effective materials. While we think material science is a more complex subject for machine learning to tackle relative to proteins (and AlphaFold), we see a lot of potential for similar models to aid researchers screen for potentially interesting materials in space. In the future, we also expect to see models released to contribute to the search for superconductors, topical this week where a potential breakthrough has been in focus!