Recent tests show that quantum computers made by D-Wave systems should solve some problems faster than ordinary computers. Researchers have begun to map out exactly which queries might benefit from these quantum machines.
A project to decipher the brain’s learning rules could revolutionize machine learning.
The Go-playing program teaches itself to replicate something very much like human intuition, an advance that promises far-reaching consequences.
The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant.
Machine learning works spectacularly well, but mathematicians aren’t quite sure why.
Computers can translate French and prove mathematical theorems. But can they make deep conceptual insights into the way the world works?
Computer scientist Stuart Russell wants to ensure that our increasingly intelligent machines remain aligned with human values.
Scientists have begun to decipher the most difficult-to-read parts of the genome — the parts that don’t code for proteins. The new work reveals how errors in these genetic instructions can lead to disease.
New research suggests physicists, computers and brains employ the same procedure to tease out important features from among other irrelevant bits of data.
The nature of computing has changed dramatically over the last decade, and more innovation is needed to weather the gathering data storm.