algorithm

In this podcast we explore how ants have helped humans to solve some very difficult problems.

Find out how ants have inspired a class of cutting-edge algorithms designed to solve complex real-world problems.

Chinedu tells us how fixed points can help improve algorithms designed to solve complex real-world problems.

Find out how these humble animals have inspired computer algorithms to solve complex real-world problems.

Find out how a little bit of maths can enable a machine to learn from experience.

What is machine learning, what can it do, and is it ethical?

The simple act of packing your luggage can open a complex can of worms.

The human genome is represented by a sequence of 3 billion As, Cs, Gs, and Ts. With such large numbers, sequencing the entire genome of a complex organism isn't just a challenge in biochemistry. It's a logistical nightmare, which can only be solved with clever algorithms.

Numbers are bandied around all the time in sports coverage - and cricket is particularly rich in statistics and rankings. It has probably not escaped your attention that the World Cup of cricket has just finished in South Africa (Australia won - again) and so to mark the occasion, Rob Eastaway tells Plus what it takes to be the best.
A test invented by the mathematician Alan Turing in 1950 is helping to stop spammers.