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The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs
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The Computer Scientist Who Parlays Failures into Breakthroughs

An interview with Yale University Sterling Professor of Computer Science Daniel Spielman.

Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images
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Anne Carpenter: Her Machine Learning Tools Pull Insights from Cell Images

Computational biologist brings the power of machine learning to researchers seeking answers in mountains of cell images

The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge
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The Uselessness of Useful Knowledge

Today's powerful but little-understood AI breakthroughs echo past examples of unexpected scientific progress

The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies
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The Computer Scientist Training AI to Think With Analogies

Digital minds will never truly be like ours until they can make analogies.

Can Machines Control Our Brains?
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Can Machines Control Our Brains?

Advances in brain-computer interface technology are impressive, but not close to anything resembling mind control.

Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots
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Professor Advocates Taking AI Research Back to Its Roots

To build a general artificial intelligence, we may need to know more about our own minds, argues computer scientist Melanie Mitchell.

Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies
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Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies

This is a story of getting the good out of the bad, said Mario Jurić.

To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect
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To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect

Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl.

Is Alphago Really Such a Big Deal?
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Is Alphago Really Such a Big Deal?

In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue system defeated the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov.

Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer
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Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond...
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