Stoney’s British Pub
3007 Concord Pike
Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
“Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Materials Discovery”
Artificial intelligence is increasingly news-worthy, especially with recent advances in the areas of Natural Language Processing (ChatGPT) and image generation (DALL-E). In this presentation, I will describe a vision for a future research paradigm for materials discovery that I believe will emerge from the communities use of these methods. I will describe how we can presently data-mine the scientific literature to help us understand the connections between different research areas, and to help us better understand what is ‘known’ and ‘unknown’ in a given field. This information can be used to suggest where lines of scientific inquiry are likely to be most impactful. Thereafter, I’ll describe the last developments in ‘autonomous’ research, where nearly real-time data analysis can be integrated with artificial intelligence methods to accelerate the development of new materials.