Roshmi Mukherji

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Meet Google's Secret Weapon For Understanding Language: 'Parsey McParseface'

What's in a name?<p>Language is a big ambiguous soup. Words have different meanings in different contexts, homographs exist, and humans regularly warp the established lexicon with slang. It's almost a miracle that we've built computers that can understand us at all.<p>Systems for understanding human …

Machine Learning

Here's how Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling are taking a stand against inequality

As if we needed another reason to love Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling! Yesterday, these two fierce feminist ladies joined a public petition asking the …

These 15th-Century Maps Show How the Apocalypse Will Go Down

Science & InnovationAll Over the Map<p>In 15th-century Europe, the Apocalypse weighed heavily on the minds of the people. Plagues were rampant. The once-great capital of the Roman empire, Constantinople, had fallen to the Turks. Surely, the end was nigh.<p>Dozens of printed works described the coming …

The painter who entered the fourth dimension

A 1954 painting by Salvador Dalí features a mysterious, four-dimensional ‘hypercube’. Fiona Macdonald finds out how maths fascinated the great Spanish painter.<p>When mathematician Thomas Banchoff received a message in 1975 asking him to contact Salvador Dalí, his colleague told him: “It’s either a …