Nobel Turing Challenge

The Nobel Turing Challenge is
a grand challenge aiming at developing a highly autonomous AI and robotics system that can make major scientific discoveries, some which may be worthy of the Nobel Prize and even beyond. 

Accomplishing this challenge requires a development of a series of technologies and in-depth understanding on the process of scientific discoveries. From the system development perspective the challenge is to make a closed-loop system from knowledge acquisition and hypothesis generation and verification to full automation of experiments and data analytics.  


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The Nobel Turing Challenge is a grand challenge for artificial intelligence and related discipline of science that aims at “developing AI Scientists capable of autonomously carrying out research to make major scientific discoveries worthy of Nobel Prize and beyond by 2050”

The Nobel Turing Challenge is a challenge and a question. 

The Challenge

To develop AI Scientists that perform research fully or highly autonomously and make significant discoveries. This involves defining research questions, understanding the state-of-the-art in relevant areas of science and technology, generating hypotheses, planning experiments, executing them, verifying hypotheses, and generating a series of new questions and further iterations. The successful development of AI Scientists shall enable us to make significant scientific discoveries at scale.

The Question

Would AI Scientists behave like the best human scientists so that the Nobel Prize selection committee or peer scientists do not notice it is a machine rather than a human being, or does it behave very differently so that AI Scientists making discoveries are very obvious? If AI scientists exhibit a capability very different from human scientists, we may consider it as an alternative form of science or an alternative form of intelligence. Then, a collaboration between human scientists and AI scientists may perform better than human or AI scientists alone because of diversity in the form of intelligence.

The Nobel Turing Challenge shall transform the way we do science, impacting civilization's future.