Robot Biologist Solves Complex Problem from Scratch

A computer can now analyze experimental data (and conduct experiments) and formulate the equations that describe the operation of a biological system.

One of Eureqa’s initial achievements was identifying the basic laws of motion by analyzing the motion of a double pendulum. What took Sir Isaac Newton years to discover, Eureqa did in a few hours when running on a personal computer.

And now that computer's ability is being applied to biology.