The observable universe is a ginormous realm, whose 42.3 billion light year radius is riddled with galaxy filaments and voids. Suspended in one of the trillions of galaxies is an infinitesimal speck, a speck consisting of what humans may refer to as our neighborhood: the #solar system. Juxtaposed to the cosmic scale, the solar […]
The algorithm is having a cultural moment. Originally a math and computer science term, algorithms are now used to account for everything from military drone strikes and financial market forecasts to Google search results.
The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek.
Another step along the path towards quantum computers has been completed. This is a database search mechanism. The system has recently been tested for future quantum computers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
In our new paper, in Nature Neuroscience, we apply a neuroscience lens to a longstanding mathematical theory from machine learning to provide new insights into the nature of learning and memory. Specifically, we propose that the area of the brain known as the hippocampus offers a unique solution to this problem by compactly summarising future events using what we call a “predictive map.”
Quantum search algorithms could change the face of computing now that physicists have shown how to execute them on a scalable device.
Modern artificial intelligence is built to mimic nature-the field’s main pursuit is replicating in a computer the same decision-making prowess that humankind creates biologically. For the better part of three decades, most of AI’s brain-inspired development has surrounded “neural networks,” a term borrowed from neurobiology that describes machine thought as the movement of data through…
Historian: When Computers and Biology Converge, Organisms Become Algorithms 05/18/2016 07:29 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2016 113 Daniel A. Bell Philosopher, Tsinghua University; author “The China Model” Zap Art via Getty Images On May 11, 2016, the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center invited Yuval…