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Sony wants to make robots that can win a Nobel Prize

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems have proven important in recent years. It has also greatly benefited researchers and academics. These technologies are the main basis for the manufacture and development of intelligent interactive robots and machines.

Researchers have benefited from AI techniques in such things as tracking genetic markers, developing treatments and drugs, and accelerating research and development in general.

However, these systems are mainly used to assist researchers and scientists in matters such as processing large amounts of data or performing complex calculations, and the above, and not in managing and supervising research.

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Can robots win the Nobel Prize?

Dr plans. Hiroaki Kitano, CEO of Sony’s Artificial Intelligence Division, to develop artificial intelligence technologies capable of simulating the intelligence and expertise of today’s leading scientists. Through a project known as Basim Nobel Turing Challenge.

This project aims to develop an artificial intelligence capable of winning a Nobel Prize for itself by 2050. Kitano explained that the goal is to develop a robot smart enough to think and discover entirely new things, not just to understand what humans have already discovered.

He also explained that the value of this project lies in the ability of artificial intelligence to make many discoveries over time and permanently. As the ‘bots’ would be able to come up with initial ideas, form hypotheses, and then experiment and conclude. This is done automatically without intervention.

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Indeed, artificial intelligence techniques have advanced terribly since the scientist Alan Turing laid their foundation back in the 1950s. Now they offer an awesome processing power and are used for analysis and revision. Whether it is in the form of computer software, or integrated robots.

However, Kitano wants to take AI and robotics to a whole new level. By developing customized hardware and software capable of making it capable of interacting, thinking, and deducing.

In the early stages of development, ‘bots’ will assist researchers with small parts of the research process. This is because these processes rely heavily on automation. An example of this was science robot Adam-Eve which was developed by Professor Ross King.

Adam-Eve works on continuous and automated hypothesis formation, as well as planning some experiments to confirm or disprove the hypotheses.

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According to Kitano, his future robots, which he calls robotics, will have the necessary components to make them able to explain and interpret the scientific discoveries they make. The operating system that the robo-scientists will rely on and the datasets used for training will be of paramount importance within the project.

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