Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

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Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby kol taggar » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:08 pm

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Re: Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby Codex Libris » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Safer to Suck it, soon!

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Re: Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby Naggly Nagger » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:21 am

i read this shit this morning, it made my day. foldit = gamer's, pretty funny. also why compare these gamers to computers? atleast give them some credit and compare them to scientists. something along the lines of these hardcore gamers managed to accomplish in 3 weeks what scientists havent been able to accomplish in a decade.

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Re: Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby helgrrr » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:56 am

It's a stupid report, if you read between the lines what it actually says it humans solve puzzle that computers cannot because they don't have spatial awareness.

Now they just nee to track down the lazy shit that wasted ten years of research because he pumped it all into his computer without bothering to look at it himself.
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Re: Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby sardonjarden » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:14 am

Foldit is a crowd-sourced game created in 2008 by a group from the University of Washington. The game taps the resources of thousands of players and their problem-solving ability to solve scientific puzzles. Brute-force computing alone cannot solve many problems, because proteins and enzymes do not always follow a logical progression that computers can untangle. Foldit turns these enzyme and protein puzzles into computer games that assign points and winners to these challenges.

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Re: Gamers solve AIDs enzyme puzzle

Postby yor » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:30 pm

usually these things are made so you can look at the way people solve these problems and then build systems that mimic winning strategies. the tricky part is to get the abstractions right, and i guess the scientific community hasn't figured out a good general framework for that yet.

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