What Happens When AI Takes Over Science?
Artificial intelligence is changing the way some scientists conduct research
leading to new discoveries on accelerated timetables.
Neuroscientists at Meta and elsewhere, for instance
are turning artificial neural networks trained to ‘see’ photographs or ‘read’
text into hypotheses for how the brain processes both images and language
Biologists are using AI trained on genetic data to study rare diseases
improve immunotherapies, and better understand SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.”
But these advances have a drawback. AI, through its inhuman ability to process
and find connections between huge quantities of data
is also obfuscating
these breakthroughs happen, by producing results without explanation.