To capture the information that a brain contains, you need to cut it into billions and billions of slices.
A digital twin is to a computer model as live video is to a still photo. These virtual replicas can be used to understand and make predictions about a wide range of complex systems, including people.
This sort of precision complements health experts’ efforts, helping humans to be more precise and communicate more precisely.
If virtual characters can be as smart as humans, having free will, can we kill or harm them?
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card – and the birth of an industry.
As the pandemic pushes healthcare online, it’s time to stop overlooking the environmental impacts.
Calculating pi with unprecedented accuracy has zero scientific usefulness. But as a show of computing muscle and a mathematical curiosity, it’s endlessly intriguing.
The traveling salesperson problem is so difficult that practical solutions can never be perfect – only good enough. The challenge is coming up with the best approximations.
Humans often stumble when they encounter the unexpected, but they tend to adapt and move on. Artificial intelligence systems, not so much.
Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it’s working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.
A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.
The gender gap in computing performance has dramatically narrowed, but a confidence gap remains.
Nobody expected that allowing more communication would make computational problems more reliable.
How a bunch of wizards and goblins drove a 25-fold explosion in the share price.
Quantum computers aren’t about to take over, but this is an important milestone.
As the country grew, each census required greater effort than the last. That problem led to the invention of the punched card.
Innovation in digital technology is accelerating – it has massive untapped potential for tackling the climate crisis.
The idea of a phone that can do everything is hardly new. But the premium pricing of Apple’s iPhone 11 begs the question of how far this trend can realistically be taken.
Manufacturing quantum computers would be a lot easier with existing technology than the exotic components currently used to build them.
Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.