The robot, called Adam, is the first machine to have independently “discovered new scientific knowledge”.
“Adam is a prototype but, in 10-20 years, I think machines like this could be commonly used in laboratories,” said Professor King.
He also pointed out that his robotic associate is able to express scientific findings in a clearer way than humans.
“It expresses its conclusions in logic,” he said. “Human language, with all its nuances, may not be the best way to communicate scientific findings.”
The same team is developing another, more advanced robot scientist called Eve, which is designed to screen new drugs.
Well, colour me completely freaked out. Eve? Seriously? That’s like gatecrashing at heaven’s door and just asking for a smackdown.
Not to mention, XFiles…. come on now, my past posts should have completely given away my xphile sympathies. So, XFiles, Eve, psychotic homicidal robots are in the future, folks! Not in the past like a certain toaster show would have us believe, nuh-uh. Nope.
Back in Sane Land, pretty cool news but still disturbing, right? On so many levels.