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Interview

An interview with Katie Schuman: on the future of neuromorphic computing

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

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 ...


Communication Corner

How to instantaneously improve your speaking voice

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 ...



Interview

An interview with Indrajit Roy: toward self-correcting systems

February 2019
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

Imagine a world where software can run for days, months, and years without any human intervention. This is the future of computing. ...


department

Silence is golden, especially when you need to say something important

February 2019
by Philip Yaffe

How well you speak will always be an indicator of how well you know the subject at hand. And while nerves can often lead novice speakers to resort to distracting sounds and placeholders, a second or two of silence will help focus you as well as your audience. In this installment, Philip Yaffe reminds us that silence is golden. ...