Rise of the machines: AI computers BEAT academics at being… academic

The researchers state that, while the academics remain superior in many cognitive tasks, the digital assistants will be highly useful when it comes to academia.

The research, from the University of Strathclyde, adds that the robots will not replace the academics, but will be used to assist them – for now at least.

Senior lecturer Leif Azzopardi said: “When medical researchers undertake a literature review, they are sometimes looking at tens of thousands of articles to assess whether or not they are relevant.”

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