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## Latest Articles

### A Digital Locksmith Has Decoded Biology’s Molecular Keys

Neural networks have been taught to quickly read the surfaces of proteins — molecules critical to many biological processes.

### Symbolic Mathematics Finally Yields to Neural Networks

After translating some of math’s complicated equations, researchers have created an AI system that they hope will answer even bigger questions.

### Common Sense Comes Closer to Computers

The problem of common-sense reasoning has plagued the field of artificial intelligence for over 50 years. Now a new approach, borrowing from two disparate lines of thinking, has made important progress.

### Machine Learning Takes On Antibiotic Resistance

To combat resistant bacteria and refill the trickling antibiotic pipeline, scientists are getting help from deep learning networks.

### Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem.

By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.

### Secrets of Math From the Bee Whisperer

As Scarlett Howard taught honeybees to do arithmetic, they showed her how fundamental numbers might be to all brains.

### An Idea From Physics Helps AI See in Higher Dimensions

The laws of physics stay the same no matter one’s perspective. Now this idea is allowing computers to detect features in curved and higher-dimensional space.

### The Year in Math and Computer Science

Mathematicians and computer scientists made big progress in number theory, graph theory, machine learning and quantum computing, even as they reexamined our fundamental understanding of mathematics and neural networks.

### To Decode the Brain, Scientists Automate the Study of Behavior

Machine learning and deep neural networks can capture and analyze the “language” of animal behavior in ways that go beyond what’s humanly possible.