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Google DeepMind open sources Sonnet so you can build neural networks in TensorFlow even quicker

Google's DeepMind announced today that it was open sourcing Sonnet, its object-oriented neural network library. Sonnet doesn't replace TensorFlow, it's simply..

This Is What Makes Quantum Computers Powerful Problem Solvers

In a previous article, I introduced the recent open-sourcing of quantum computing software by DWave. DWave is the maker of a quantum computer being used and studied by a number of groups, including NASA and Google, and there are other quantum computers in the works too. Although the field is still young, recent progress has …

This German retiree solved one of world's most complex maths problems - and no one noticed

It's a problem that the world's most experienced mathematicians have spent decades trying to solve, and the solution had eluded them at every turn - the infamous Gaussian correlation inequality (GCI).

Then, out of nowhere, a retired German statistician figured out the proof while hunched over the sink, cleaning his teeth. But rather than being celebrated by the wider mathematical community, the proof went largely ignored. Because how could such an unlikely figure have outsmarted them all?

This paper could be the key to solving a 160-year-old, million-dollar maths problem

When it comes to the fabled Riemann zeta function, the world's best mathematicians have suffered 160 years of dead-end after dead-end. 

But now a trio of mathematicians have discovered a new approach to solving what's been called "the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics", and it just got someone closer to a US$1 million cash prize.

A Mystery AI Just Crushed the Best Human Players at Poker

Yesterday, after 20 days of play at a casino in Pittsburgh, an AI built by two Carnegie Mellon researchers officially defeated four top players at no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em—a particularly complex form of poker that relies heavily on longterm betting strategies and game theory.

Largest known prime number discovered

A computer in Missouri has discovered the largest known prime number, 2^74,207,281– 1. It is about 22 million digits long, 5 million digits longer than the previous largest known prime, which was discovered in January 2013.

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Primes that can be written as one less than a power of two, i.e 2^n – 1 for some n, are known as Mersenne primes after the French monk Marin Mersenne who...

Computer Chess: How It Thinks!

Chess requires intelligence and thought process, so how can a computer possibly do it?

A computer that is playing chess is not "thinking." Instead, it is calculating through a set of formulas that makes it to take good moves. As computers have gotten faster, the quality of these calculated moves has gotten better. Computer chess calculators are now the best chess players on the planet, even though they do it totally...

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