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## Latest Articles

### ‘Post-Quantum’ Cryptography Scheme Is Cracked on a Laptop

Two researchers have broken an encryption protocol that many saw as a promising defense against the power of quantum computing.

### Self-Taught AI Shows Similarities to How the Brain Works

Self-supervised learning allows a neural network to figure out for itself what matters. The process might be what makes our own brains so successful.

### The Computer Scientist Challenging AI to Learn Better

Christopher Kanan is building algorithms that can continuously learn over time — the way we do.

### Computer Science Proof Unveils Unexpected Form of Entanglement

Three computer scientists have posted a proof of the NLTS conjecture, showing that systems of entangled particles can remain difficult to analyze even away from extremes.

### Quantum Algorithms Conquer a New Kind of Problem

Computer scientists have found a new type of problem that quantum computers can solve dramatically faster than their classical counterparts.

### The Scientist Who Developed a New Way to Understand Communication

Mark Braverman has spent his career translating thorny problems into the language of information complexity.

### Can Computers Be Mathematicians?

Artificial intelligence has bested humans at problem-solving challenges like chess and Go. Is mathematics research next? Steven Strogatz speaks with mathematician Kevin Buzzard to learn about the effort to translate math into language that computers understand.

### By Exploring Virtual Worlds, AI Learns in New Ways

Intelligent beings learn by interacting with the world. Artificial intelligence researchers have adopted a similar strategy to teach their virtual agents new tricks.

### The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures Into Breakthroughs

Daniel Spielman solves important problems by thinking hard — about other questions.