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Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too. 12 hours
Temporary 'bathtub drains' in the ocean concentrate flotsam
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An algorithm for refugee resettlement could boost employment and integration
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Improving refugee integration through data-driven algorithmic assignment
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The accuracy, fairness, and limits of predicting recidivism
Science Magazine Algorithms for predicting recidivism are commonly used to assess a criminal defendant’s likelihood of committing a crime. These predictions are used in pretrial, parole, and sentencing decisions. Proponents of these systems argue... 3 days
Late formation of silicon carbide in type II supernovae
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How to avoid a sucker bet – with a little help from maths
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Solid and liquid at the same time
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Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
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The Fields Medal fallacy: Why this math prize should return to its roots
PHYS.ORG The Fields Medal, whose origins date back to the 1930s, will be issued again this year in August to up to four... 4 days
The Fields Medal fallacy: Why this math prize should return to its roots
SCIENCE DAILY The Fields Medal, whose origins date back to the 1930s, will be issued again this year in August to up to four... 4 days
How robot math and smartphones led researchers to a drug discovery breakthrough
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Scholars develop new technology to decode gene transcription facilitating discovery of targeted therapy drugs
PHYS.ORG A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world's... 4 days
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
PHYS.ORG Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. 4 days
Applied math can help predict genesis and evolution of different cancers
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Machine learning algorithm uses brain scans to predict language ability in deaf children
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Insulating bricks with microscopic bubbles
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China's dystopian social credit system is a harbinger of the global age of the algorithm
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Quantum leap: Computational approach launches new paradigm in electronic structure theory
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Emergence of Kondo lattice behavior in a van der Waals itinerant ferromagnet, Fe3GeTe2
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Why do we need to know about prime numbers with millions of digits?
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Observation of bulk Fermi arc and polarization half charge from paired exceptional points
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Coherent band excitations in CePd3: A comparison of neutron scattering and ab initio theory
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Researchers implement 3-qubit Grover search on a quantum computer
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This ‘mind-reading’ algorithm can decode the pictures in your head
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Closing roads counters effects of habitat loss for grizzly bears
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Women and men in STEM often at odds over workplace equity
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Putting some skin in the turbulence game
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This Huge New Prime Number Is a Very Big Deal
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What's the noise eating quantum bits?
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Signal processing: A field at the heart of science and everyday life
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