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Judea Pearl, a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence, argues that AI has been stuck in a decades-long rut. His prescription for progress? Teach machines to understand the question why.
The statistician Donald Richards lives to uncover subtle patterns hiding in real-world data.
The neuroscientist Erich Jarvis found that songbirds’ vocal skills and humans’ spoken language are both rooted in neural pathways for controlling learned movements.
Corina Tarnita deciphers bizarre patterns in the soil created by competing life-forms.