Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's philanthropic organization recently acquired Meta, an AI search-engine company that makes the latest academic research accessible to scientists. This acquisition is a first for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and closely aligns with its $3 billion commitment to prevent, cure and manage all disease within this lifetime.
Once improvements are made to the search tool, it will be free to use by all scientists. By making it so accessible, Meta will help solve one of the largest problems facing the scientific community today: the overabundance of scientific information. Meta indexes academic papers as they are published and makes recommendations based on the user's search history. Meta's co-founder and CEO, Sam Molyneux, says that "helping scientists will produce a virtuous cycle, as they develop new tools that in turn unlock additional opportunities for faster advancement." LEARN MORE