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Untangling Mathematics: A Look Into DeepMind’s New AI

Written by: Gloria Wang As an expanding field with a wide variety of applications, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic for decades. Machine learning has been applied to board games, language, and healthcare. But for the first time, researchers have applied AI to

NFTs: IP Rights or Scams? And at What Cost?

Written by: Gloria Wang On November 18, Francis Bacon’s painting Pope with Owls sold for $33 million. A week before, Van Gogh’s Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès (Wooden huts among olive and cypress trees) sold for $71.3 million. While it isn’t uncommon

Not just Bitcoin: Blockchain for Communication

Written by: Gloria Wang   With the boom of cryptocurrency in the last couple years, decentralization⁠— distributing control away from a single source— has become an increasingly popular methodology. Blockchain, a technology widely known for its applications in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is the core

NASA’s Perseverance Mission on Mars

Written by: Gloria Wang On February 18th, NASA’s Perseverance rover made its touchdown inside Jezero Crater on Mars. Millions of eyes were glued to the livestream as people waited in anticipation for the rover to land. As part of the Mars Exploration Program, the Mars

The Language of a Mutated Virus

Written by Gloria Wang Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a branch of AI that deals specifically with the communication between computers and people using human language. But aside from being able to understand languages like English, Chinese, and German, NLP algorithms are now able to

China’s Quest for Quantum Supremacy

Written by Gloria Wang From hundreds of millions of private investment to grand claims about a computing revolution, quantum computing has changed people’s approach to the future of technology, and rightfully so. Just this month, a team of researchers in China have developed and tested

Looking at Polarization Through Machine Translation

Written by Gloria Wang It is not news that US politics has become increasingly polarized. Yet, the chaotic presidential debate that occurred earlier this year came as a surprise to many Americans. In a recent study, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the

Talking to Machines

Written by Gloria Wang In the past decade, the quest for artificial intelligence has taken off at a pace faster than anyone expected. From the deep learning breakthrough in 2012 to beating the Go world champion in 2016, artificial intelligence (AI) has improved by leaps