Congrats on putting together some cool concrete proposals on how near-term AI can accelerate science. Usually ideas are much more vague.

Some comments:

1. Scihub hosting PDFs (instead of .doc or txt) may present a challenge to one of your proposals, depending how difficult high-quality OCR turns out to be and how sensitive LLM learning is to minor spelling/typographic errors. Captions in figures can matter a lot sometimes.

2. Automated labs seem sketchy from a security standpoint. Hope we can have some oversight to make sure people don't make bioweapons in their backyard. On the other hand, maybe they're safer, to the degree this leads to centralization over decentralized labs.

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