Tag: thinking

  • Quantum cognition… Quantum cosmos… Classical humans…

    Quantum cognition… Quantum cosmos… Classical humans…

    By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them. At least this is what the theory of quantum cognition says about what thinking is all about. (1) A weird idea. But not less weird than quantum mechanics itself. We constantly think. And […]

  • 1+1 = ?

    1+1 = ?

    Researchers from UNIGE and the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté tested the degree to which our worldly knowledge and perspective interferes with mathematical reasoning by presenting twelve problems to two distinct groups. The first group consisted of adults who had taken a standard university course, while the second was composed of high-level mathematicians. When faced with […]

  • Look. Analyze. Solve. Die!

    Look. Analyze. Solve. Die!

    A deep reinforcement learning algorithm can solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle in a fraction of a second. The work is a step toward making AI systems that can think, reason, plan and make decisions. (1) We analyze. We solve. We die. (Do you see?)

  • N-problems… Understanding nothing…

    N-problems… Understanding nothing…

    Physicists are proposing a new model that could demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computers over classical supercomputers in solving optimization problems. They demonstrate that just a few quantum particles would be sufficient to solve the mathematically difficult N-queens problem in chess even for large chess boards. (1) Solving problems with less. Reaching at the end […]

  • Bias. For bias!

    Bias. For bias!

    A new study suggests people stop gathering evidence earlier when the data supports their desired conclusion than when it supports the conclusion they wish was false. (1) So much bias. Why care? Why being so much biased against bias? Bias is useful after all! It helps you concentrate to the things you want. Otherwise you […]