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To tame urban traffic, the computer scientist Carlos Gershenson finds that letting transportation systems adapt and self-organize often works better than trying to predict and control them.
Computer scientists are trying to build an AI system that can win a gold medal at the world’s premier math competition.
AI tools are shaping next-generation theorem provers, and with them the relationship between math and machine.
At the molecular level, glass looks like a liquid. But an artificial neural network has picked up on hidden structure in its molecules that may explain why glass is rigid like a solid.
Neural networks have been taught to quickly read the surfaces of proteins — molecules critical to many biological processes.
After translating some of math’s complicated equations, researchers have created an AI system that they hope will answer even bigger questions.
By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.