articles tagged: computing
mit weighs in on how to train your neural network
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mit weighs in on how to train your neural network

Computer scientists at MIT are spearheading an effort to make designing and training artificial neural networks a lot faster and more efficient by powering through a paradox in their implementation.

dissecting the one supercomputer to rule them all
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dissecting the one supercomputer to rule them all

Imagine a computer the size of a solar system, powered by a star and built for speed. It sounds impressive, but it may not be as good of an idea as it may seem.

do memristor chips remember electric sheep?
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do memristor chips remember electric sheep?

A new set of chips shows a lot of promise in drastically reducing the vast amount of energy used by artificial neural networks.

nevermind the a.i., beware of human
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nevermind the a.i., beware of human

Technophobes and worried Singularitarians concerned about a violent AI need to stop worrying about the machines and start worrying about who's programming them.

how bad questions inspire equally bad answers
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how bad questions inspire equally bad answers

Big Think's informative and educational Q&A feature once again produces answers that fail to inform or educate.

is the future of computing digital or analog?
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is the future of computing digital or analog?

We've reached a phase in computer development when everything old is new again. And this approach can work. Up to a point.

so just how intelligent can we make our space probes, revisited
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so just how intelligent can we make our space probes, revisited

One of the biggest limitations on the computing power of our spacecraft is shielding them from radiation.

how would the nsa surf a tsunami of data?
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how would the nsa surf a tsunami of data?

The NSA wants to scan the internet in real time and store whatever it can catch for later. But are they ready for the challenge that poses?

mining biology for a communication model
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mining biology for a communication model

How accurate are the comparisons between how our brains work and how computers calculate? A trio of researchers decided to find out.

why you need to pick the right experts, redux
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why you need to pick the right experts, redux

Michio Kaku talks quantum computing at Big Think. It doesn't go well. It doesn't go well at all.

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