Death of a Genius

Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the Fields Medal (the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in mathematics) died on July 14th, aged 40. Her career sheds light on creativity.

Memory for Chaos

A hallmark of experts is that they recall domain-specific meaningful material better than non-experts. A new study shows that this superiority extends to meaningless material.
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10 Pop-Science Books to Challenge Your Views on Expertise

Want to know the secret to becoming an expert? 10 of the best page-turners mapping out the road to mastery.

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Happy?

Does AI spell the doom of humankind? Or should we welcome it? Given the significant limitations of human rationality, only AI can help humans to solve many difficult problems.

Advice For a Champion

Top human Go (baduk) player faces artificial intelligence this week. Our advice to the champion for taming the beast: Play as usual.

What Is Expertise?

Many definitions of expertise have been proposed, but most have shortcomings. A comparative definition based on objective measures seems the best.

Computer Program Beats European Go Champion

The Asian game of Go had long been considered out of reach for artificial intelligence. Not anymore! The success of AlphaGo confirms the role of pattern recognition in expertise.

Why Study Expertise?

The study of expertise has implications for psychology, education, coaching, and artificial intelligence. It emphasizes the positive aspects of the human mind.