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Category Archives: Mathematics in Society
Shedding light on AI’s black boxes
A recent special issue in Science highlights the increasingly important role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays in science and society. Providing a small but compelling sample of the types of challenges AI is equipped to tackle—from aiding chemical synthesis efforts … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics in Society, Statistics, Technology & Math
Tagged AI, Artificial Intelligence, mathematics, statistics, Technology
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An Infinite Understanding
“Have you ever thought about how strange it is that we think about infinity every day, but most people think about it only on the rarest of occasions, if ever?” This is the text message I recently sent two of … Continue reading
Posted in Math, Math in Pop Culture, Mathematics in Society
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Mathematical Democracy: Mission Impossible? Maybe not…
In 1950, a 29yearold PhD candidate at Columbia published a stunning theorem that later won him a Nobel Prize: “There is no such thing as a fair voting system.” Or so the legend goes. Let’s dive into this claim and … Continue reading
The Math of Elections
It seems like all anybody can talk about right now is the election. And while it has definitely given me a lot to think about in terms of political, cultural, and social problems in America, there’s also some interesting and potentially … Continue reading
The Evolution of Navigating the Sea
Guest Author: Tyler Padera Have you ever been asked to hang out with a new friend, but maybe you didn’t know where they lived? Maybe you were going to an interview for your new job but needed directions. The solution … Continue reading
Posted in Math History, Mathematics in Society, Technology & Math
Tagged math history
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