Dr. Steve Strogatz wonders if we’ve reached the limits of human scientific understanding, and should soon turn the reins of research over to robots. Cold, calculating robots. Then, Dr. Hod Lipson and Michael Schmidt walk us through the workings of a revolutionary computer program that they developed—a program that can deduce mathematical relationships in nature, through simple observation. The catch? As Dr. Gurol Suel explains, the program gives answers to complex biological questions that we humans have yet to ask, or even to understand.
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How much can you jam into a human brain? How far can you push yourself past feelings of exhaustion? In this hour of Radiolab, we examine human limits.
"In this new hour of Radiolab, we journey to the edge of human limits to find out how much the body and brain can endure–from physically exhausting races, to mind-stretching memory competitions. And we’ll ask if there are limits to human scientific understanding…limits that machines and robots have already overcome. "