What is it about?
Rogue waves are rare ocean waves that routinely damage ships and offshore structures. We use artificial intelligence to transform a vast database of wave observations into a concise mathematical equation for the occurrence probability of rogue waves. This equation can be analyzed and incorporated into the research canon by human scientists, and paves the way for a better rogue wave forecast.
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Why is it important?
Machine learning models excel at pattern recognition and are used extensively in predictive science and engineering. But because of their black-box nature, better machine learning models do not always lead to greater human understanding. This study demonstrates the potential of using AI as an assistant for semi-automated scientific discovery from data in a real-world application.
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This page is a summary of: Machine-guided discovery of a real-world rogue wave model, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, November 2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
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