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## Latest Articles

### Can Machines Control Our Brains?

Advances in brain-computer interface technology are impressive, but we’re not close to anything resembling mind control.

### 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.

### Statistics Postdoc Tames Decades-Old Geometry Problem

To the surprise of experts in the field, a postdoctoral statistician has solved one of the most important problems in high-dimensional convex geometry.

### The Year in Math and Computer Science

Even as mathematicians and computer scientists proved big results in computational complexity, number theory and geometry, computers proved themselves increasingly indispensable in mathematics.

### 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.

### Building the Mathematical Library of the Future

A small community of mathematicians is using a software program called Lean to build a new digital repository. They hope it represents the future of their field.

### 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.

### Why Is Glass Rigid? Signs of Its Secret Structure Emerge.

At the molecular level, glass looks like a liquid. But an artificial neural network has picked up on hidden structure in its molecules that may explain why glass is rigid like a solid.