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Disrupting even the world of academics

It is only a matter of time before algorithms start to augment a professor's research, taking it into realms previously unimaginable in academia.

Ultimately, academics will still need to think of the problem areas and ask the hard questions, but they'll spend less time on the mechanics, using automation to solve potentially hundreds of thousands of problems at the same time.

ACADEMICS have two large, overarching tasks: creating original knowledge and getting it published so that others can benefit from it. Their work is time consuming, with professors involved in creative speculations, synthesising huge bodies of research, generating hypotheses, modelling,...

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