Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Nanosafety

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Robotics and automation provide potentially paradigm shifting improvements in the way materials are synthesized and characterized, generating large, complex data sets that are ideal for modeling and analysis by modern machine learning (ML) methods. Nanomaterials have not yet fully captured the benefits of automation, so lag behind in the application of ML methods of data analysis. Here, some key developments in, and roadblocks to the application of ML methods are reviewed to model and predict potentially adverse biological and environmental effects of nanomaterials. This work focuses on the diverse ways a range of ML algorithms are applied to understand and predict nanomaterials properties, provides examples of the application of traditional ML and deep learning methods to nanosafety, and provides context and future perspectives on developments that are likely to occur, or need to occur in the near future that allow artificial intelligence to make a deeper contribution to nanosafety.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2001883
Number of pages13
Issue number36
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2020


  • adverse biological effects
  • artificial intelligence
  • deep learning
  • machine learning
  • nanomaterials
  • safe-by-design

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