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In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released A New Kind of Science and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something…Continue
Rebecca Goldstein's first lecture in a series of four addresses Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems.
The philosophical implications of mathematics and its beautiful relationship with philosophy are discussed. Professor Goldstein examines epistemological questions, the blurred borders between maths and philosophy, the significance of the very private friendship between Gödel…Continue
The Keynote Address is one of the highlights of Family Weekend. We are pleased to announce this year's Keynote Speaker, Peter Norvig '78, P'16, Director of Research at Google, Inc.
Peter Norvig is a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Association for Computing Machinery. At Google Inc he was Director of Search Quality,…Continue
Some people can recall what happened on almost every day of their lives. Unlocking their secrets could shed light on the way all our memories work
IT WAS an email that memory researcher James McGaugh found hard to believe. The sender, a 34-year-old housewife named Jill Price, was…Continue
Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
“It depends on what you mean by artificial intelligence.” Douglas Hofstadter is in a grocery…Continue
Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) have devised a new way of creating twisted laser beams — optical vortexes — for carrying vast, near-infinite amounts of data down optical fiber, discovering exoplanets, and more. SLAC’s optical vortex technology is much…Continue
They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes? Adam Spencer, comedian and lifelong math geek, shares his passion for these odd numbers, and for the mysterious magic of math.
Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it is all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock. How we exercise, how we sleep, even how we sit. Some doctors are now prescribing apps the way they once prescribed pills. Kevin meets the pioneers of this…Continue