The Man Who Controls Computers With His Mind

In another groundbreaking study published last year, Jaimie Henderson and several colleagues, including biomedical engineer Francis Willett and Krishna Shenoy, an electrical engineer, reported an equally fascinating but completely different approach to communication via the neural interface. The scientists recorded the neurons firing in Dennis DeGray’s brain as he imagined himself writing words in a […]

Which Animal Viruses Can Infect Humans? Computers Race to Find

Colin Carlson, a biologist at Georgetown University, began to worry about mousepox. Discovered in 1930, the virus spreads among mice, killing them. brutal efficiency. But scientists have never considered it a potential threat to humans. Now Dr. Carlson, his colleagues and their computers aren’t so sure. Using a technique known as machine learning, researchers have […]

Face Computers Are Coming. What will happen now?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection past columns. If the tech predictions come true, we’ll soon be wearing computers and connecting to immersive realms of virtual people and places, perhaps blended with the real world around us. (I don’t want to use the word “buzzword”)metadata store” here because […]

Hackers are stealing data today so quantum computers can crack it in an instant.

“The threat of an enemy of the nation-state to obtain a large quantum computer and access your information is real,” says Dustin Moody, a mathematician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). “The threat is that they copy your encrypted data and hold it until they have a quantum computer.” Faced with this […]

AI reinvents what computers are

Fall 2021: the season of new phones like pumpkin, pecan pie, and peach. Just in time every year, Apple, Samsung, Google and others release their latest versions. These luminaires in the consumer technology calendar no longer inspire the surprise and curiosity of those exciting early days. But behind all the marketing glare, something extraordinary is […]

Apple Introduces New MacBook Computers and Updated AirPods

Apple on Monday unveiled new MacBook computers powered by Apple-made processors and an updated model of its popular AirPods at a virtual one-hour event. Last year, Apple broke its reliance on chipmaker Intel by launching a new line of computers with processors made by Apple, with the help of a manufacturing partner. The company then […]

Are computers ready to solve this cumbersome math problem that everyone knows?

In a sense, the computer and the Collatz conjecture are a perfect match. First, as Jeremy Avigad, a logician and professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon, points out, the concept of an iterative algorithm is at the heart of computer science, and Collatz sequences are an example of an iterative algorithm and step-by-step accordingly. Similar […]

Are computers ready to solve this cumbersome math problem that everyone knows?

In a sense, the computer and the Collatz conjecture are a perfect match. First, as Jeremy Avigad, a logician and professor of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon, points out, the concept of an iterative algorithm is at the heart of computer science, and Collatz sequences are an example of an iterative algorithm and step-by-step accordingly. Similar […]

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