3 items tagged “mathematics”
Google DeepMind used a large language model to solve an unsolvable math problem. I’d been wondering how long it would be before we saw this happen: a genuine new scientific discovery found with the aid of a Large Language Model.
DeepMind found a solution to the previously open “cap set” problem using Codey, a fine-tuned variant of PaLM 2 specializing in code. They used it to generate Python code and found a solution after “a couple of million suggestions and a few dozen repetitions of the overall process”. # 16th December 2023, 1:37 am
An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms (via) I love interactive exploitable explanations and this is the best I’ve seen in a while: Jez Swanson breaks down exactly what a Fourier transform does, first by letting you interactively draw and deconstruct wave patterns and then by showing Epicycles andcexplsining JPEG compression. All with not a formula in sight! # 12th January 2019, 2:55 am