With layers of interconnected nodes, artificial neural networks mirror the workings of the human brain. Today, machines have learned to pick stocks, diagnose illnesses, and play games better than humans—but will they ever be able to outperform us in all cognitive tasks?
Dive into the scientific domains at the forefront of technological transformation.
By taking on mundane tasks, automation can reduce repetitive work and free us to focus on higher-level thinking. How can we make the most of this new freedom and come together to solve our most urgent issues, from curing cancer to addressing climate change?
From telemedicine to helping workers in warehouses, robots are playing an increasingly prominent role in our society. How can robots work well with humans? And just as important, how can we work well with them?
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