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The Rise of Computer-Aided Explanation

July 23, 2015

Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?

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Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

April 21, 2015

Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.

Computer Science

A Common Logic to Seeing Cats and Cosmos

December 4, 2014

New research suggests physicists, computers and brains employ the same procedure to tease out important features from among other irrelevant bits of data.

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Evidence That Machines Learn Like Us

July 23, 2013

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.