How physicists programmed AI to do their job – by accident

Physicists may soon program themselves out of a job by developing artificial intelligence.A group of researchers recently developed an AI program to assist them in a complex procedure for an experiment involving finely optimized conditions. But rather than simply assist, the AI showed enough proficiency to run the experiment on its own and faster than humans or previous programs designed for the experiment.”I didn’t expect the machine could learn to do the experiment itself, from scratch, in under an hour,” co-lead researcher Paul Wigley, a doctoral student at the Australian National University Research School of Physics and Engineering, said in a statement.The physicists from the ANU, University of Adelaide, and the University of New South Wales Australian Defence Force Academy, were attempting to recreate an experiment that won the 2001…


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