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The Future of Education is Personal

 With all the excitement about ChatGPT, how will machine learning disrupt education, say five to ten years down the road?My guess: individualized tutors. Imagine...

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How do we keep the community connected?

A colleague said how they enjoyed watching the collapse of Twitter under Elon Musk. But I use Twitter to keep connected to the CS community. In Twitter I hear not...

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A Celebration of Juris

On November 4th I travelled to my undergraduate alma mater Cornell for a Celebration of the Life and Career of Juris Hartmanis who passed away in July. The workshop...

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Fall Jobs Post 2022

In the fall I try to make my predictions on the faculty job market for the spring. The outlook this year is hazy as we have two forces pushing in opposite directions...

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The Structure of Data and Machine Learning

Terry Tao entitled his 2006 Fields Medal Lecture "The Dichotomy between structure and randomness" and state the Structure Theorem: Every object is a superposition...

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Should you quit Twitter and Texas?

Generally with some exceptions, I use Facebook for personal stuff, LinkedIn for Illinois Tech stuff and Twitter and this blog for CS stuff. Many of you got to this...

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Cheating in Chess and in Class

In the 24th move of the second game of the 1978 Chess Championship, a cup of blueberry yogurt was delivered to the defending champion Anatoly Karpov who offered...

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Alpha Tensor

In a recent post, Bill used the announcement of a new AI multiplication algorithm to discuss the applications of Strassen's famous algorithm. For this post I'dAlpha...

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How Not to Pass a Polygraph Test

Many years ago I was asked to serve on an advisory board for an organization that did confidential research. To be on the board I had to have US top secret clearance...

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Art and Technology

Last weekend I went to one of Chicago's jewels, the Art Institute, and saw the opening of a new exhibit by Berlin-based artist Josephine Pryde entitled The Vibrating...

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Machine Learning and Complexity

  Schloss Dagstuhl by Monet by Dall-E At Dagstuhl earlier this month, I hung out for a little bit with the participants of the other seminar, Knowledge Graphs....

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Thirty Years of Dagstuhl

  Dagstuhl old-timers at the original castle I'm back at Dagstuhl for the seminar on Algebraic and Analytic Methods in Computational Complexity. My first seminar...

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The NIST Process for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Guest post by Jonathan KatzOver the past few months there have been several interesting developments in the NIST post-quantum standardization process.By way ofShor's...

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20 Years of the Computational Complexity Weblog

I first posted on this blog twenty years ago today, still the oldest and longest running weblog in theoretical computer science, possibly in all of computer science...

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Conference Modality

We have had an almost normal summer conference season, for some sense of normal. At one of those conferences I participated in an hybrid conversation about whether...

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The Godfather of Complexity

Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022 On Friday, August 29th, I was in the immigration line at an airport in Mexico. My phone rang with Bill Gasarch on the Caller ID butan...

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The Highland Park Shooting

This week I should be celebrating Mark Braverman's Abacus Medal and the Fields Medalists. Instead my mind has been focused 25 miles north of Chicago.Mass shootings...

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A Gadget for 3-Colorings

Following up on Bill's post earlier this week on counting the number of 3-colorings, Steven Noble emailed us with some updated information. The first proof that...

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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

I don't mention it that often in this blog, but I fell in love with opera in the 90's and watch as much as I can, often fitting opera into my travels or vice-versa...

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Masks

Illinois Tech removed the last of their mandatory masking restrictions yesterday. Chicago had zero Covid deaths. Yet I still get messages like this in my twitter...
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