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Augmented Intelligence: AI in the service of science

Intuition guides human beings towards discovery and innovation. And AI is lending a helping hand.

Prayush Kumar was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto when his field was shaken by the detection of gravitational waves. He had seen the potential of gravitational wave astronomy even as a young engineering student, when he visited the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany for a six-month internship. The existence of gravitational waves had been predicted by Albert Einstein, based on his General Theory of Relativity, in 1916. They were observed only in 2015, but scientists had been confident about making a detection for at least five decades.


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