AI and automation in chemistry

Welcome to our special collection, exploring the ways that machine-assisted methods are changing both how chemistry is done and what it means to be a chemist

The robots revolutionising chemistry


Researchers working with automated systems are pushing the boundaries of what chemists can achieve in the lab, reports James Mitchell Crow

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The future of AI in chemistry

What does AI mean for chemistry?


Phil Ball looks at whether letting machines do our thinking for us will change our understanding of chemistry itself

Get started with lab automation

How to automate your lab


Whether it’s robots, automation or software hacks, Nessa Carson finds ways for everyone to improve how they work in the lab