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A Grand Vision for the Impossible
Subhash Khot’s bold conjecture is helping mathematicians explore the precise limits of computation.
Decoding Flu Viruses Before an Outbreak
Machine learning techniques are helping scientists pinpoint the mutations that allow bird and pig viruses to infect humans.
Evidence That Machines Learn Like Us
Studies show that computer models called “neural networks” behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.
Computer Scientists Take Road Less Traveled
An infinitesimal advance in the traveling salesman problem breathes new life into the search for improved approximate solutions.