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Machine learning is about to revolutionize the study of ancient games

AI, computer modeling, and data mining are tools for a new field focusing on how games have evolved.

An image from Libro de los Juegos

Iceland’s data centers are booming—here’s why that’s a problem

Bitcoin miners and data scientists love cheap, green Icelandic processing power. Maybe a little too much.

A data center operated by Verne Global in Iceland

Bill Gates just backed a chip startup that uses light to turbocharge AI

Luminous Computing has developed an optical microchip that runs AI models much faster than other semiconductors while using less power.

Photo of a chip

US elections are still far too vulnerable to attack—at every level

With the 2020 presidential race fast approaching, America hasn’t learned the lessons of the last one.

An image of voters lined up at voting booths

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