Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?

Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong uttered his famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.“. Half a century later, the event is still one of the […]

A quantum computing future is unlikely, due to random hardware errors

Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University Google announced this fall to much fanfare that it had demonstrated “quantum supremacy” – that is, it performed a specific quantum computation far faster than the best classical computers could achieve. IBM promptly critiqued the claim, saying that its own classical supercomputer could perform the computation at nearly the same […]

Hoşgeldiniz Robot Efendilerimiz. Lütfen bizi işten atmayın…

Akıllı makineler büyük olasılıkla bizi öldürmeyecekler, ama kesinlikle işimizi elimizden alacaklar – ve bu düşündüğünüzden daha yakın bir zamanda gerçekleşecek. Yine faydalı bir zihin egzersizi sunacağını düşündüğüm bir çeviri. Makalenin orijinali “Welcome, Robot Overlords. Please Don’t Fire Us?” başlığıyla Mother Jones dergisinin Mayıs/Haziran 2013 sayısında (ve derginin web sitesinde de) Kevin Drum imzasıyla yayınlanmıştır. Special […]