10 Best Articles on Computers
The most useful articles on computers from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Computers Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on computers by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Computing Expert Says Programmers Need More Math
- Common Sense Comes to Computers
- Can computers ever replace the classroom?
- Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
- The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing
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Computing Expert Says Programmers Need More Math
Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other. Now he’s working on how engineers talk to their machines.
We Taught Computers To Play Chess — And Then They Left Us Behind
The chess machines never stop playing.
The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing
Whatever field you are in, if it uses language, it is about to be transformed.
«Whatever field you are in, if it uses language, it is about to be transformed. The changes that are coming are fundamental to every method of speaking and writing that presently exists.»
Quantum computers could change the world — provided they can work
Qubits, decoherence, and superposition: a guide to the weird and revolutionary world of quantum computers.
Scientists Discovered 'Mini-Computers' in Human Neurons—and That's Great News for AI
The neurons in our cortex, the outermost “crust” of our brain, seem to have uniquely evolved to sustain complex computations in their input cables.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on computers.
Common Sense Comes to Computers
The problem of common-sense reasoning has plagued the field of artificial intelligence for over 50 years. Now a new approach, borrowing from two disparate lines of thinking, has made important…
The Internet from Rocks — A High Level Explanation of Computers and the Internet
Julian's Blog - The Internet from Rocks — A High Level Explanation of Computers and the Internet
Can computers ever replace the classroom?
Machine learning holds promise for democratizing education. It can bring personalized, interactive learning into reach for anyone with a tablet and an internet connection. This interesting yet unsettling article for The Guardian examines the dark side of AI-assisted learning. Alex Beard – a former teacher and author of Natural Born Learners – describes how, while students are learning through virtual teachers, the providers are learning just as much about them.
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Computers Evolve a New Path Toward Human Intelligence
By ignoring their goals, evolutionary algorithms have solved longstanding challenges in artificial intelligence.
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Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.
MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
Data-driven news and analysis from ABC News’s FiveThirtyEight
Our world, explained.
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