Speaking of infrastructure, did you ever wonder how do websites marry up to their IP addresses?
Dr Mike Pound explains the Domain Name System – DNS in this Computerphile video.
Computerphile takes look at the technology that may help health services to work out how viruses can spread.
For Mathematics, trees are more useful than strings.
Professor Thorsten Altenkirch takes us through a functional approach to coding them in Python.
On Friday, someone asked me about linear regression with neural networks.
I didn’t have a good answer – I knew that you *could* do linear regression but neural networks, but never had actually done it in practice.
Promising to learn more, I came across this video by giant_neural_network on YouTube.
Quantum computing, a subject as confusing as it is intriguing.
In this fascinating and entertaining talk, Scott Aaronson elucidates the potential and the limits of quantum computing.
In a sober fashion, he gives an overview of the state of research, telling us not only what we could expect from quantum computers in the future, but also what we probably shouldn’t.
Scott Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, USA, and director of its Quantum Information Center. He is well-known for his “complexity zoo,” which helps to classify problems that can be solved by computers, both quantum and classical, according to how hard it is to solve them.
Scott is an accomplished academic researcher who published dozens of influential papers and won various notable awards, like the Alan T. Waterman Award in 2012. Before his current position at UT Austin, he taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for nine years. In 2004, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and held positions at the University of Waterloo and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
A quantum computer isn’t just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it’s something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding — and more than a bit of uncertainty.
Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption and even teleport information.
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Professor Thorsten Altenkirch demonstrates a recursive Sudoku solver.
Isaac Arthur ponders what the future of AI/human interaction will look like and the social/ethical implications thereof.