CSAIL principal investigator Scott Aaronson, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, breaks down the intricacies of quantum computing in laymen’s terms to share what it’s about and why it’s important.
Aaronson argues that quantum computing has implications for everything from pharmaceuticals to nanotechnology, from biochemistry to superconductors. “For any of these applications,” he says, “a quantum computer naturally implements those dynamics and gives you a speed-up for implementing those things.”
How AI is reinventing what computers are
Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
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