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Great scientists use their brilliant insights to craft scientific laws in the face of scarce data. Today, blessed with cheap sensors and electronic storage, the challenge is how to tease out the truths from an ever-growing abundance of data. AI technologies and high-powered computers are much better suited to sifting through these mountains of data than human researchers. And there are now even prototype “robot scientists,” which may soon bring about the extinction of the bespectacled researcher working late into the night in the lab. The article offers a glimpse of the future of science.

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Peter Rejcek is a science journalist focusing on artificial intelligence, Antarctica and emerging technologies.

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AI is now an important tool in making scientific breakthroughs.

The use of artificial intelligence has recently led to a number of new discoveries in science. AI has found new planets and helped analyze gravitational waves. In medicine, AI assisted in the discovery of new treatments for resistant strains of malaria.

In climate sciences, a better understanding of glacial behavior is now possible due to the strengths of AI in data analysis and modeling. As techniques improve and the tidal wave of data becomes ever bigger, the impact of machine...


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