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 @ 7:32pm

    For more mundane tasks like finding the optimal set of rules to encode a video file you get mencgen

    mencgen is a Java application designed to explore the mencoder options space. Using a genetic algorithm, it tries to find out the options combination that give the best PSNR (Peak Signal to Noise Ratio) for a given file and a given bitrate.

    Genetic programming is cool.

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