Naor, a Princeton University professor of mathematics and director of the Simons Collaboration on Algorithms and Geometry, receives the prize in recognition of his pioneering achievements at the interface of the geometry of Banach spaces, the structure of metric spaces and algorithms.
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"Superintelligence” is a flawed concept and shouldn’t inform our policy decisions, argues Melanie Mitchell, a professor of computer science at Portland State University.
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Debate highlights broader concerns about tools that use the results of direct-to-consumer genetic testing.