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Natural Language Processing

AI Language Models & Transformers

Plausible text generation has been around for a couple of years, but how does it work – and what’s next? Rob Miles on Language Models and Transformers.

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Mathematics

The Biggest Project in Modern Mathematics

In a 1967 letter to the number theorist André Weil, a 30-year-old mathematician named Robert Langlands outlined striking conjectures that predicted a correspondence between two objects from completely different fields of math. The Langlands program was born. In a new video explainer, Rutgers University mathematician Alex Kontorovich takes us on a journey through the continents […]

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Science

The Absurd Search For Dark Matter

Here’s another science video to get your week off to a brilliant start. Finding your groove on a Monday may be hard, but just know that finding dark matter is even harder.

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Mathematics

Why Information Theory is Important

Zip files & error correction depend on information theory, Tim Muller takes us through how Claude Shannon’s early Computer Science work is still essential today!

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Mathematics Science

The Man Who Revolutionized Computer Science With Math

Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other. The Turing Award-winning computer scientist pioneered the field of distributed systems, where multiple components on different networks coordinate to achieve a common objective. (Internet searches, cloud computing and artificial intelligence all involve orchestrating legions of powerful computing machines to work together.) In the early 1980s, Lamport […]

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Science

How Electricity Actually Works

Veritasium conducts an experiment to see how electricity actually flows.

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Science

Will Future Computers Will Be Radically Different?

For decades, digital computers have been dominant, but will that continue to be the case in the future? It wasn’t in the past.

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