Kelly Trout is a registered nurse by profession. She is also a leader of a small nonprofit organisation called the International WAGR Syndrome Association, and the parent of an adult with WAGR/11p Deletion syndrome. This is an extremely rare disorder — fewer than 500 cases have been identified worldwide. The primary features are Wilms tumor (a type of kidney cancer), Aniridia (absence of the iris), Genitourinary tract abnormalities, and intellectual disability.
Peter Murray-Rust is a chemist specialising in informatics, recently retired but still active in research at Cambridge University, England. He aims at creating “chemically-artificial-intelligent machines”. These can understand simple chemical discussion (written and spoken) and extract the chemical information.
We spoke to him about his work.