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The Year’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math and Computer Science

For mathematicians and computer scientists, 2020 was full of discipline-spanning discoveries and celebrations of creativity. We’d like to take a moment to recognize some of these achievements. 1. A landmark proof simply titled “MIP* = RE” establishes that quantum computers … Continue reading

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Planet Hunter

The story of the student who became a planet hunter. When Anne Dattilo attended a guest lecture at the University of Texas she had no idea it would be the start of a journey involving complex algorithms, a space telescope … Continue reading

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Low Cost Drones – Columbia Robotics

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HPE: Moral Code, The Ethics of AI

The implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. But what’s possible today will be dwarfed by the great potential of AI in the near future. The responsibility to raise these questions does not rest solely on the shoulders … Continue reading

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A 3D atlas of the universe

For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it’s being shared with facilities … Continue reading

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From Playing The Piano to Algorithms You Can Trust – Dr. Leif Singer

A few days ago, my piano teacher recommended a book to me: Play It Again: An Amateur Against The Impossible by Alan Rusbridger, formerly editor-in-chief of The Guardian. I devoured it within three … Source: From Playing The Piano to Algorithms … Continue reading

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Should we build computer prisons to trap dangerous AIs?

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