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!