I came across some interesting but not surprising news earlier and had to share. The following information is from Phys.org.
To remove the need for human supervision in laboratories, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being applied to a new SPM operation. The new system is called DeepSPM, and it will bridge the gap between nanoscience, automation, and artificial intelligence. Monash University’s FLEET Chief Investigator Dr. Agustin Schiffrin advised the following:
“Optimising SPM data acquisition can be very tedious. This optimization process is usually performed by the human experimentalist, and is rarely reported.”
“Our new AI-driven system can operate and acquire optimal SPM data autonomously, for multiple straight days, and without any human supervision.”
Aside from running for multiple days without human supervision, the DeepSPM will be able to acquire and process data continuously.
Given the climate that we’re in, none of this surprised me. Artificial Intelligence potentially replacing humans is an open conversation at this point, so it was only a matter of time before it hit the laboratories.
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