Mathematics - General News

An easier way to teach robots new skills

 Mathematics - General News
 25 April 2022
Researchers have developed a technique that enables a robot to learn a new pick-and-place task with only a handful of human demonstrations. This could allow a human to reprogram a robot to grasp never-before-seen objects, presented in random poses, in about 15 minutes. ...

Chaos theory provides hints for controlling the weather

 Mathematics - General News
 28 March 2022
Researchers have used computer simulations to show that weather phenomena such as sudden downpours could potentially be modified by making small adjustments to certain variables in the weather system. They did this by taking advantage of a system known as a 'butterfly attractor' in chaos theory,...

Knowing when to quit

 Mathematics - General News
 21 March 2022
Whether you are a bird hunting caterpillars or a neuron processing information, the marginal value theorem helps you maximise your bang per buck. ...

Mathematical paradoxes demonstrate the limits of AI

 Mathematics - General News
 17 March 2022
Humans are usually pretty good at recognizing when they get things wrong, but artificial intelligence systems are not. According to a new study, AI generally suffers from inherent limitations due to a century-old mathematical paradox. ...

Are conferences worth the time and money?

 Mathematics - General News
 14 March 2022
Scientists who interact with others during assigned sessions at conferences are more likely to form productive collaborations than scientists who do not, researchers found. And the kicker? It doesn't matter whether the conference is in person or virtual. ...

Brain-based computing chips not just for AI anymore

 Mathematics - General News
 10 March 2022
With the insertion of a little math, researchers have shown that neuromorphic computers, which synthetically replicate the brain's logic, can solve more complex problems than those posed by artificial intelligence and may even earn a place in high-performance computing. Neuromorphic simulations...

BioCro software for growing virtual crops improved

 Mathematics - General News
 28 February 2022
A team has revamped the popular crop growth simulation software BioCro, making it a more user-friendly and efficient way to predict crop yield. The updated version, BioCro II, allows modelers to use the technology much more easily and includes faster and more accurate algorithms. ...