How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science

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MACHINE LEARNING

 

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Science

By  DAN FALK
The latest AI algorithms are probing the evolution of galaxies, calculating quantum wave functions, discovering new chemical compounds and more. Is there anything that scientists do that can’t be automated?

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE(2018)
 

Why Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real World

By  JOSHUA SOKOL
The latest artificial intelligence systems start from zero knowledge of a game and grow to world-beating in a matter of hours. But researchers are struggling to apply these systems beyond the arcade.

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Q&A(2018)
 

To Build Truly Intelligent Machines, Teach Them Cause and Effect

By   KEVIN HARTNETT
Judea Pearl, a pioneering figure in artificial intelligence, argues that AI has been stuck in a decades-long rut. His prescription for progress? Teach machines to understand the question why.

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MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
 

The Math That Tells Cells What They Are

By  JORDANA CEPELEWICZ
During development, cells seem to decode their fate through optimal information processing, which could hint at a more general principle of life. 

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INFORMATION THEORY (2017)
 

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

By  PHILIP BALL

GEOMETRY 

 

Math Duo Maps the Infinite Terrain of Minimal Surfaces

By  ERICA KLARREICH
A pair of mathematicians has built on an obscure, 30-year-old mathematical theory to show that soap-filmlike minimal surfaces appear abundantly in a wide range of shapes. 

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GEOMETRY (2017)
 

3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems

By  KEVIN HARTNETT

QUANTIZED ACADEMY 

 

Where Proof, Evidence and Imagination Intersect

By  PATRICK HONNER
In mathematics, where proofs are everything, evidence is important too. But evidence is only as good as the model, and modeling can be dangerous business. So how much evidence is enough? 

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NUMBER THEORY(2018)
 

Without a Proof, Mathematicians Wonder How Much Evidence Is Enough

By  KEVIN HARTNETT

PODCAST 

 

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

Astronomers argue that there’s an undiscovered giant planet far beyond the orbit of Neptune. A newly discovered rocky body has added evidence to the circumstantial case for it. 

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