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.