Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cleverbot Gene Annotation

I came across an interesting article, via Slashdot, summarizing a publication about automated gene annotation. Automated gene annotation has progressed to the point where, by a couple of criteria, it is superior to non-experimental human annotations. Computers as better chess players is interesting but when it comes to assigning function to the building blocks of life the author suggests this is computational biology's uncanny valley.