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# Computer Science

## Latest Articles

### Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet Pioneer, Wins Turing Award

The American researcher was recognized for his central role in inventing, standardizing and commercializing the ubiquitous networking technology.

### Surprise Computer Science Proof Stuns Mathematicians

For decades, mathematicians have been inching forward on a problem about which sets contain evenly spaced patterns of three numbers. Last month, two computer scientists blew past all of those results.

### The Unpredictable Abilities Emerging From Large AI Models

Large language models like ChatGPT are now big enough that they’ve started to display startling, unpredictable behaviors.

### The Researcher Who Would Teach Machines to Be Fair

Arvind Narayanan uses quantitative methods to expose and correct the misuse of quantitative methods.

### In Neural Networks, Unbreakable Locks Can Hide Invisible Doors

Cryptographers have shown how perfect security can undermine machine learning models.

### An Applied Mathematician With an Unexpected Toolbox

Lek-Heng Lim uses tools from algebra, geometry and topology to answer questions in machine learning.

### To Teach Computers Math, Researchers Merge AI Approaches

Large language models still struggle with basic reasoning tasks. Two new papers that apply machine learning to math provide a blueprint for how that could change.

### Mathematicians Complete Quest to Build ‘Spherical Cubes’

Is it possible to fill space “cubically” with shapes that act like spheres? A proof at the intersection of geometry and theoretical computer science says yes.

### The Joy of Asking About Infinity, Jellyfish and the End of the Universe

As The Joy of Why podcast returns for a second season, producer Polly Stryker and host Steven Strogatz invite listeners to join them and their brilliant new guests on another voyage of discovery.