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Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
A quantum computing pioneer explains why the near future of quantum computation may lie in simulators, not general-purpose quantum machines.
Scientists have begun to decipher the most difficult-to-read parts of the genome — the parts that don’t code for proteins. The new work reveals how errors in these genetic instructions can lead to disease.
New research suggests physicists, computers and brains employ the same procedure to tease out important features from among other irrelevant bits of data.
Subhash Khot’s bold conjecture is helping mathematicians explore the precise limits of computation.
In a watershed moment for cryptography, computer scientists have proposed a solution to a fundamental problem called “program obfuscation.”
The nature of computing has changed dramatically over the last decade, and more innovation is needed to weather the gathering data storm.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
Scientific data sets are becoming more dynamic, requiring new mathematical techniques on par with the invention of calculus.
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