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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning | Quanta Magazine

A new idea is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.

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New Evidence for Small, Short-Lived Drops of Early Universe Quark-Gluon Plasma?

Scientists observe correlated flow of particles emerging from even the lowest-energy, small-scale collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, suggesting that these collisions might be producing tiny, short-lived specks of matter that mimics what the early universe was like nearly 14 billion years ago.