Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 139. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2019-07-14 15:19:51+00:00 From: Bill Benzon
Subject: AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed - VICE Willard -- AI 'reads' old scientific papers and makes connections humans missed. > Using just the language in millions of old scientific papers, a > machine-learning algorithm was able to make completely new scientific > discoveries. In a study published in Nature > (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1335-8) on July 3, > researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used an > algorithm called Word2Vec sift through scientific papers for > connections humans had missed. Their algorithm then spit out > predictions for possible thermoelectric materials, which convert heat > to energy and are used in many heating and cooling applications. The > algorithm didn't know the definition of thermoelectric, though. It > received no training in materials science. Using only word > associations, the algorithm was able to provide candidates for future > thermoelectric materials, some of which may be better than those we > currently use. 'It can read any paper on material science, so can > make connections that no scientists could,' researcher Anubhav Jain > said. 'Sometimes it does what a researcher would do; other times it > makes these cross-discipline associations. ' > (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/neagpb/ai-trained-on-old-scientific-papers- > makes-discoveries-humans- > missed?fbclid=IwAR3-mLKTDrhI4T0WXe3GL_CbJmFiDxyC20Tdk95fia4WrXJb279DYIQy-4s) Bill Benzon email@example.com 917-717-9841 http://new-savanna.blogspot.com/ http://www.facebook.com/bill.benzon http://www.flickr.com/photos/stc4blues/ https://independent.academia.edu/BillBenzon http://www.bergenarches.com/#image1 _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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