Is AlphaGo Really Such a Big Deal?
The Go-playing program teaches itself to replicate something very much like human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.
The Physical Origin of Universal Computing
The physical nature of computers might reveal deep truths about their uniquely powerful abstract abilities.
The Rise of Computer-Aided Explanation
Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?