Heard of quantum computing?
You might have seen the phrase thrown around in science fiction movies. Maybe headlines about the latest breakthrough in the field, perhaps laced with baffling buzz words like “superposition” and “entanglement”, have caught your attention. But beneath the layers of hype and noise, how do quantum computers actually work, and what implications do they have for the future of computation?
Today’s “classical” computers encode information in bits — binary digits representing a logical state with just 1 of 2 possible values: 0 or 1. …
The world has 2 big energy problems.
First, billions of people in LEDCs suffer from energy poverty. These individuals, the bulk of whom reside in countries with a GDP per capita of less than $25,000, lack access to modern energy sources, like electricity:
Every 48 seconds, 1 American dies as a result of heart disease.
That works out to around 657,000 deaths per year in just the United States.
For reference, just under 600,000 people die annually from cancer. That makes heart disease the leading cause of death.
However, unlike cancer, for which there is currently no cure, heart disease is considered highly preventable. Studies have found that a combination of eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical exercise, and abstaining from smoking can preclude the onset of 80% of premature heart disease.
Feeling sad every now and again is a completely normal part of life. However, for approximately 264 million people worldwide, sustained feelings of anxiety, emptiness and despair consume their day-to-day lives.
Imagine rolling out of bed on a Monday morning, apathetic and unsure what the point of even getting up is. Imagine tapping away at a keyboard at work, feeling trapped in a never-ending void of emptiness. Imagine looking out of a bus window and seeing a dull, faded world instead of a vibrant and colorful one. Imagine experiencing non-stop anxiety about an upcoming project meeting on Friday. Imagine feeling…
Neural Networks have underpinned a wide range of technological advancements in the past decade or so, with applications powering everything from autonomous vehicle perception and cancer prediction systems to language translation software and news aggregation algorithms.
But before we can let ourselves be enthralled by all the different ways Neural Networks (NNs) are changing the world, it is pivotal that we have a robust understanding of how NNs work.
Neural Networks are a set of computing systems inspired by the functioning of biological neural networks in the human brain. There is a variety of different Neural Networks, as well as…