When Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin, he published his findings in a scientific paper — one that sat mostly unread for a decade, until another scientist found it and put Fleming's discoveries to the test, changing the world in the process. Something similar happened with the 1849 discovery of testosterone. The fact is that there's an unfathomably large quantity of published scientific research out there, and scientists can only hope to fully comprehend a small fraction of it. That means they could be missing some truly Earth-shattering discoveries. To solve that question, a team of researchers wondered: Can artificial intelligence comb through the research to find the breakthroughs humans can't? The answer is a resounding yes.
Siri, Make a Discovery
Written by Ashley Hamer August 28, 2019
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