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.

Filed Under: adam, ai, biology, conjectures, eureqa, eve, graffiti, math, orphan enzyme, robots, scientists, software, yeast genetics


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    Rekrul, 17 Jan 2012 @ 6:38pm

    Adam is the first automated scientist -- successfully developing a hypothesis, performing experiments, refining its hypothesis into a novel discovery.

    A newer version of Adam, called Eve, is sifting through some of Adam's data and looking to find her own discoveries about yeast genetics.

    Jeez, even in the computer world, women have to have the last word! ;)

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