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Nobel for AI: A matter of time?

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Artificial intelligence, digital technology, AI, machine learning

Devangshu Datta
Can an Artificial Intelligence (AI) be awarded the Nobel Prize for key scientific research? This is not a frivolous or philosophical question. In 2022 alone, we have seen at least two AI-driven pieces of research, which could qualify for the most prestigious award in science.

In an earlier era, one would, of course, have cited the flesh-and-blood scientists who did computer-assisted work. But in both the cases in question, the AI was essentially self-taught — actually, it was arguably the same AI that did both pieces of research in widely differing fields.

In February 2022, DeepMind, the British AI research outfit, which
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First Published: Jul 29 2022 | 10:25 PM IST

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