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## Latest Articles

### Cryptography Tricks Make a Hard Problem a Little Easier

Researchers have shown how to find the simplest description of a data set faster than by simply checking every possibility.

### How Do Machines ‘Grok’ Data?

By apparently overtraining them, researchers have seen neural networks discover novel solutions to problems.

### Avi Wigderson, Complexity Theory Pioneer, Wins Turing Award

The prolific researcher found deep connections between randomness and computation and spent a career influencing cryptographers, complexity researchers and more.

### The Researcher Who Explores Computation by Conjuring New Worlds

Russell Impagliazzo studies hard problems, the limits of cryptography, the nature of randomness and more.

### The Best Qubits for Quantum Computing Might Just Be Atoms

In the search for the most scalable hardware to use for quantum computers, qubits made of individual atoms are having a breakout moment.

### How Chain-of-Thought Reasoning Helps Neural Networks Compute

Large language models do better at solving problems when they show their work. Researchers are beginning to understand why.

### Physicists Finally Find a Problem for Quantum Computers Alone

Researchers have shown that a problem relating to the energy of a quantum system is easy for quantum computers but hard for classical ones.

### New Breakthrough Brings Matrix Multiplication Closer to Ideal

By eliminating a hidden inefficiency, computer scientists have come up with a new way to multiply large matrices that’s faster than ever.

### How Selective Forgetting Can Help AI Learn Better

Erasing key information during training results in machine learning models that can learn new languages faster and more easily.