Reading a neural network’s mind

Technique illuminates the inner workings of artificial-intelligence systems that process language. [caption id="attachment_13867" align="alignnone" width="639"] Neural nets are so named because they roughly approximate the structure of the human brain. Typically, they’re arranged into layers,…

Controlling spin for memory storage

Using computer simulations, researchers are learning how lasers might be used to switch how electrons spin within magnetic materials, making room for faster magnetic memory devices. [caption id="attachment_13854" align="alignright" width="300"] By applying light, the parallel…