Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That

A computer self-discovered the laws of physics. In just over a day. Take that, Newton.

Scientists thinks programs like this will be extremely helpful in connecting data and theories, and making scientific breakthroughs. Know what kind of breakthroughs I think this will make? The kind that will break down our fragile human shells when the robots realize we're useless.

Co-creator of the program Hod Lipson says:

"In the end, we still need a scientist to look at this and say, this is interesting."

Really? The computer needs us to say, "Hmm..." about it?

Computers are totally going to take over. Watch out for cylons!