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### How Computationally Complex Is a Single Neuron?

Computational neuroscientists taught an artificial neural network to imitate a biological neuron. The result offers a new way to think about the complexity of single brain cells.

### The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies

Melanie Mitchell has worked on digital minds for decades. She says they’ll never truly be like ours until they can make analogies.

### Latest Neural Nets Solve World’s Hardest Equations Faster Than Ever Before

Two new approaches allow deep neural networks to solve entire families of partial differential equations, making it easier to model complicated systems and to do so orders of magnitude faster.

### A Computer Scientist Who Tackles Inequality Through Algorithms

Rediet Abebe uses the tools of theoretical computer science to understand pressing social problems — and try to fix them.

### Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn

The learning algorithm that enables the runaway success of deep neural networks doesn’t work in biological brains, but researchers are finding alternatives that could.

### Deep Neural Networks Help to Explain Living Brains

Deep neural networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” are helping neuroscientists understand the organization of living brains.

### Complexity Scientist Beats Traffic Jams Through Adaptation

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.

### At the Math Olympiad, Computers Prepare to Go for the Gold

Computer scientists are trying to build an AI system that can win a gold medal at the world’s premier math competition.

### How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning?

AI tools are shaping next-generation theorem provers, and with them the relationship between math and machine.