New ‘AI-Enhanced’ Big Data Discovery Engine Aids Researchers

Smarter technologies are converging to make life easier for research scientists, and they could advance the rate of groundbreaking scientific studies. The latest computer-assisted scholarly research tool is Semantic Scholar, a free offering from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). When it launched, in October, it could comb through more than 3 million computer science research papers, with plans to add new subjects. AI2 calls Semantic Scholar an “AI-enhanced” way to discover information, because it employs machine learning techniques that vastly outperform traditional search methods. Such technology is poised to help scientists surmount their greatest challenges, says AI2’s executive director, Oren Etzioni, in a news release. “What if a cure for an intractable cancer is hidden within the tedious reports on thousands of clinical studies? In 20 years’ time,…


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