From the monthly archives:

March 2010

The revolution will be translated

March 9, 2010

From an NYT article on Google's translation services, this excerpt sums up the most critical transition in machine learning that has happened thus far: Creating a translation machine has long been seen as one of the toughest challenges in artificial intelligence. For decades, computer scientists tried using a rules-based approach ā€” teaching the computer the […]

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Alice in Numberland

March 9, 2010

Fascinating... far from being a psychedelic tour of the imagination, one graduate student argues that Alice in Wonderland is actually a satire of Victorian mathematics: Yet Dodgson [Lewis Carroll] most likely had real models for the strange happenings in Wonderland, too. He was a tutor in mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford, and Aliceā€™s search for […]

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