James Somers is a writer and programmer based in New York.
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Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
In today's world, web developers have it all: money, perks, freedom, respect. But is there value in what we do?
How do you go into the wild without going “Into the Wild”?
Bob of the Easy Method Driving School has spent his entire life teaching his students how to drive—and there’s nothing he loves to do more.
The programming website Project Euler provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps.
The modern trader is playing the most sophisticated, dynamic, immersive game in the world. Here’s how it works—and why your job might be the next to turn into a massively multiplayer experience.
From its birth in a small Minnesota town to its deadly firing on the streets of North Philadelphia, the path a 9mm bullet travels is shaped by more than just the man who pulls the trigger.
What the slips of children tell us about language, history and the human mind.