IBM Research: Predicting how molecules smell based on their chemical structure

IBM Research

“We learned that we can very specifically assign structural features to descriptions of the odor,” Meyer says. For example, molecules with sulfur groups tend to produce a “garlicky” smell, and molecules with a similar chemical structure to vanillin, from vanilla beans, predicts whether subjects will perceive a “bakery” smell.

Artificial intelligence grows a nose | Science | AAAS

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