New scientific understanding and engineering techniques have always impressed and frightened. No doubt they will continue to. OpenAI recently announced that it anticipates “superintelligence” – AI surpassing human abilities – this decade. It is accordingly building a new team, and devoting…

### 3 Questions: A New PhD Program From The Center For Computational Science And Engineering

Co-directors Youssef Marzouk and Nicolas Hadjiconstantinou describe how the standalone degree aims to train students in cross-cutting aspects of computational science and engineering. Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of ComputingMIT News (https://news.mit.edu/2023/3-questions-new-phd-program-center-computational-science-engineering-0925) This fall, the Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE), an academic…

### The Essential Skills Every Machine Learning Engineer Should Learn

Machine learning has exploded in popularity and applicability over the last decade. As more companies rush to integrate ML into their products and services, demand for skilled talent is skyrocketing. So what does it take to thrive as a machine learning…

### Ninth Dedekind Number Discovered: Scientists From Paderborn And Leuven Solve Long-Known Problem In Mathematics

Making history with 42 digits: Scientists at Paderborn University and KU Leuven have unlocked a decades-old mystery of mathematics with the so-called ninth Dedekind number. Experts worldwide have been searching for the value since 1991. The Paderborn scientists arrived at the…

### Exploring Dedekind Numbers – Infinite Patterns in Mathematics

In the vast world of mathematics, some numbers possess fascinating properties and defy simple descriptions. One such example is the Dedekind number, named after the renowned mathematician Richard Dedekind. In this short explainer, we’ll delve into the concept of Dedekind numbers,…

### Limits To Computing: A Computer Scientist Explains Why Even In The Age Of AI, Some Problems Are Just Too Difficult

Computers are growing more powerful and more capable, but everything has limits. Jie Wang, UMass Lowell Empowered by artificial intelligence technologies, computers today can engage in convincing conversations with people, compose songs, paint paintings, play chess and go, and diagnose diseases,…

### AI And Machine Learning Are Our Best Bet To Keep Saving The World From Climate Catastrophe

Many equations apply to Nuclear Fusion including the Maximum Entropy Principle. Fusion increases entropy. Think of unsolved equations relating to Nuclear Fusion as hardness problems. Whoever solves these problems or contributed towards software that solves these problems, helped achieve one of the…

### To Create A Super-Intelligent Machine, Start With An Equation

Intelligence is a very difficult concept and, until recently, no one has succeeded in giving it a satisfactory formal definition. Most researchers have given up grappling with the notion of intelligence in full generality, and instead focus on related but more…

### Algorithms Are Opinions, Not Truth Machines, And Demand The Application Of Ethics

It can be easy to simply accept algorithms as indisputable mathematic truths. After all, who wants to spend their spare time deconstructing complex equations? But make no mistake: algorithms are limited tools for understanding the world, frequently as flawed and biased…

### To Stop The Machines Taking Over We Need To Think About Fuzzy Logic

Amid all the dire warnings that machines run by artificial intelligence (AI) will one day take over from humans we need to think more about how we program them in the first place. The technology may be too far off to…