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Interview

The Future of Technology and Jobs: An interview with Dr. R.A. Mashelkar

April 2016
Interviewed by Arun Kumar Tripathi

How will technology change the face of employment in the future? What will the jobs of the future look like? Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar answers these questions and more. ...


Interview

The End of (Numeric) Error: An interview with John L. Gustafson

April 2016
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

John Gustafson, one of the foremost experts in scientific computing, has proposed a new number format that provides more accurate answers than standard floats, yet saves space and energy. The new format might well revolutionize the way we do numerical calculations. ...



Interview

The Rise of Computational Biology: An interview with Prof. Thomas Lengauer

March 2016
Interviewed by Walter Tichy

In this wide-ranging interview, we will hear from a pioneer in comp bio on where the field stands and on where it is going—from gene sequencing and protein structure prediction, to personalized medicine and cell regulation. ...


Commentary

Science, Reason, and Robots

March 2016
by Philip Yaffe

Science depends on logical reasoning. However, the conclusions one comes to intimately depend on the explicit, or more often implicit, assumptions on which the reasoning is based. Here is an example of how logical reasoning based on different assumptions can lead to diametrically opposite conclusions ...