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Old 04-03-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Robot scientist makes discoveries without human help - tech - 02 April 2009 - New Scientist

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Adam, which actually consists of a small roomful of lab equipment, has four personal computers that act as a brain, and possesses robot arms, cameras, liquid handlers, incubators and other equipment. The team gave the robot a freezer containing a library of thousands of mutant strains of yeast with individual genes deleted. It was also equipped with a database containing information about yeast genes, enzymes, and metabolism, and a supply of hundreds of metabolites.

To discover which genes coded for which enzymes, Adam cultured a mutant yeast with a certain gene knocked out, and monitored how well the mutant grew without a particular metabolite. If the strain grew poorly without the metabolite, Adam learned something about the function of the knocked out gene. The robot could carry out more than 1000 of these experiments a day.

Maybe we can get some reverse engineered Pacman.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #2
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"Will Bridewell, an artificial intelligence researcher at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, says Adam is operating only at the level of a graduate student."

Oh good, a "mediocre" robot is smarter than me! Why don't those robots stick to there factory jobs!
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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Functioning automatik.

As overlord, you will bow beneath me, trembling before my brutal commands.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #4
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mensch, your post combined with your creepy avatar gave me the jibblies.
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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mensch, your post combined with your creepy avatar gave me the jibblies.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:21 PM   #7
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LMFAO!

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #8
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