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# Computer Science

## Latest Articles

### An Easy-Sounding Problem Yields Numbers Too Big for Our Universe

Researchers prove that navigating certain systems of vectors is among the most complex computational problems.

### Researchers Refute a Widespread Belief About Online Algorithms

Three computer scientists have disproved a long-standing conjecture about a fundamental problem involving imperfect information.

### AI System Beats Chess Puzzles With ‘Artificial Brainstorming’

By bringing together disparate approaches, machines can reach a new level of creative problem-solving.

### Cryptographers Solve Decades-Old Privacy Problem

Three researchers have found a long-sought way to pull information from large databases secretly, moving us closer to fully private internet searches.

### The Computing Pioneer Helping AI See

Alexei Efros has spent his career learning how machines see differently from humans. Now he’s helping to bridge the gap.

### Thirty Years Later, a Speed Boost for Quantum Factoring

Shor’s algorithm will enable future quantum computers to factor large numbers quickly, undermining many online security protocols. Now a researcher has shown how to do it even faster.

### The Deep Link Equating Math Proofs and Computer Programs

Mathematical logic and the code of computer programs are, in an exact way, mirror images of each other.

### Tiny Language Models Come of Age

To better understand how neural networks learn to simulate writing, researchers trained simpler versions on synthetic children’s stories.

### The Physical Process That Powers a New Type of Generative AI

Some modern image generators rely on the principles of diffusion to create images. Alternatives based on the process behind the distribution of charged particles may yield even better results.