DailyDirt: Robot Scientists

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People are usually pretty quick to admit that artificial intelligence programs are better than most humans at solving a lot of math problems. Human scientists have generally been needed to interpret data and make conclusions, but AI software could be catching up with scientists by coming up with their own hypotheses and conclusions. Here are just a few examples of programs that might be writing up their own PhD dissertations someday. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Jan 2012 @ 6:26pm

    I read another interesting article about Eureqa a while back:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/robot_invasion/2011/09/robot_invasion_can_computer s_replace_scientists_.single.html

    It's part of a series on humans being replaced by computers, so it focuses more on the part where Eureqa solved a problem and nobody could figure out how the solution worked.

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