Dec 26, 2023

AI ‘scientist’ re-discovers scientific equations using data

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The tool — dubbed ‘AI-Descartes’ by the researchers — aims to speed up scientific discovery by leveraging symbolic regression, which finds equations to fit data.

Given basic operators, such as addition, multiplication, and division, the systems can generate hundreds to millions of candidate equations, searching for the ones that most accurately describe the relationships in the data.

Using this technique, the AI tool has been able to re-discover, by itself, fundamental equations, including Kepler’s third law of planetary motion; Einstein’s relativistic time-dilation law, and Langmuir’s equation of gas adsorption.

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