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Quantum Computing

The Race to a Million-Qubit Quantum Computer

Jeremy O’Brien, the co-founder and CEO of PsiQuantum discusses quantum computing with Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO of the MIT Tech Review and Peter Barrett, founder and general partner at Playground Global, at the MIT Tech Review Future Compute Conference.

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Cosmic rays can destabilize quantum computers, MIT study warns
Quantum Computing

Can Cosmic Rays Destabilize Quantum Computers?

Quantum computers are advancing at a breathtaking pace, but this progress may soon stall due to out of this world force — literally. Cosmic rays streaming down to Earth could interfere with the integrity of the information in these quantum computers. An MIT study has measured how much cosmic rays could interfere with quantum computers […]

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Space

Possible Signs of Life on Venus?

Scientists at MIT, Cardiff University, and elsewhere have observed what may be signs of life in the clouds of Earth’s planetary neighbor. 

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Mathematics

A New Way to Start Linear Algebra

MIT OpenCourseWare provides a this course for free. Given its prominence to neural networks and quantum computing, now is a good time to learn Linear Algebra. MIT A 2020 Vision of Linear Algebra, Spring 2020Instructor: Gilbert StrangView the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/2020-visionYouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61iQEFiWLE21EJCxwmWvvek Professor Strang describes independent vectors and the column space of a matrix […]

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AI Robotics

Kate Darling on Social Robotics

Lex Fridman interviews Kate Darling in this episode of the AI Show. Kate Darling is a researcher at MIT, interested in social robotics, robot ethics, and generally how technology intersects with society. She explores the emotional connection between human beings and life-like machines, which for me, is one of the most exciting topics in all […]

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AI Mathematics

Eric Weinstein on Geometric Unity and the Call for New Ideas, Leaders & Institutions

Lex Fridman interviews Eric Weinstein in the latest episode of his podcast. Eric Weinstein is a mathematician with a bold and piercing intelligence, unafraid to explore the biggest questions in the universe and shine a light on the darkest corners of our society. He is the host of The Portal podcast, a part of which, […]

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AI Career

Escaping the Local Optimum of Low Expectation

Lex Fridman delivers a talk with some advice about life and my own journey and passion in artificial intelligence. The audience is a group of Drexel engineering students, friends and family in Philadelphia, delivered before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Time Index: 0:00 – Overview – The Voice poem 6:46 – Artificial intelligence 13:44 […]

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AI Deep Learning

Deep Learning New Frontiers

MIT Introduction to Deep Learning 6.S191: Lecture 6 with Ava Soleimany. Subscribe to stay up to date with new deep learning lectures at MIT, or follow us @MITDeepLearning on Twitter and Instagram to stay fully-connected!! Lecture Outline 0:00 – Introduction 0:58 – Course logistics 3:59 – Upcoming guest lectures 5:35 – Deep learning and expressivity […]

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An algorithm that learns through rewards may show how our brain does too
Reinforcement Learning Research

Algorithm that Learns via Rewards May Reveal How Our Brains Learn

I always knew that reinforcement learning would teach us more about ourselves than any other kind of AI approach. This feeling was backed up in a paper published recently in Nature. DeepMind, Alphabet’s AI subsidiary, has once again used lessons from reinforcement learning to propose a new theory about the reward mechanisms within our brains. The hypothesis, […]

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