Google Brain’s Been Kim is building ways to let us interrogate the decisions made by machine learning systems.
Craig Callender explains why the connection between black holes and thermodynamics is little more than an analogy.
The behavior of algorithms is so complex and surprising that we need to study them as though they were animals in the wild.
Lee Smolin explores the problem of understanding the universe from the perspective of being inside the universe, as well as the need for physicists to know philosophy.
Edward O. Wilson, professor emeritus at Harvard University, is the influential naturalist and evolutionary theorist who introduced the concept of “sociobiology,” as well as one of the world’s leading experts on ants. Here, he explains the relevance of evolved insect behaviors to human nature.