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# Computer Science

## Latest Articles

### Where We See Shapes, AI Sees Textures

To researchers’ surprise, deep learning vision algorithms often fail at classifying images because they mostly take cues from textures, not shapes.

### How to Turn a Quantum Computer Into the Ultimate Randomness Generator

Pure, verifiable randomness is hard to come by. Two proposals show how to make quantum computers into randomness factories.

### A New Law to Describe Quantum Computing’s Rise?

Neven’s law states that quantum computers are improving at a “doubly exponential” rate. If it holds, quantum supremacy is around the corner.

### Computer Scientists Expand the Frontier of Verifiable Knowledge

The universe of problems that a computer can check has grown. The researchers’ secret ingredient? Quantum entanglement.

### A New Approach to Multiplication Opens the Door to Better Quantum Computers

Quantum computers can’t selectively forget information. A new algorithm for multiplication shows a way around that problem.

### Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply

By chopping up large numbers into smaller ones, researchers have rewritten a fundamental mathematical speed limit.

### Cryptography That Is Provably Secure

Researchers have just released hacker-proof cryptographic code — programs with the same level of invincibility as a mathematical proof.

### How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science

The latest AI algorithms are probing the evolution of galaxies, calculating quantum wave functions, discovering new chemical compounds and more. Is there anything that scientists do that can’t be automated?

### A New Approach to Understanding How Machines Think

Neural networks are famously incomprehensible, so Been Kim is developing a “translator for humans.”