Almost everybody uses the internet just about every day. But do you really know what the internet is?
In the age of AI, people might wonder if there’s anything computers can’t do. The answer is yes. In fact, there are numerous problems that are beyond the reach of even the most powerful computers.
From ChatGPT to Lensa, it feels like AI is here to take over. But despite some impressive results, such systems still have plenty of limitations.
Artificial intelligence has arrived. But what is it, exactly – and what’s behind some of the most splashy AIs we have encountered to date?
Lovelace was a prodigious math talent who learned from the giants of her time, but her linguistic and creative abilities were also important in her invention of computer programming.
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.