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From the archives: As AIs begin to take to the streets, a question posed by legendary mathematician David Hilbert is being used to help make self-driving cars crash-free.

ICYMI: As AIs begin to take to the streets, a question posed by legendary mathematician David Hilbert is being used to help make self-driving cars crash-free.

ICYMI: As AIs begin to take to the streets, a question posed by legendary mathematician David Hilbert is being used to help make self-driving cars crash-free.

ICYMI: As AIs begin to take to the streets, a question posed by legendary mathematician David Hilbert is being used to help make self-driving cars crash-free.

A delightful story about David Hilbert, from Martin Davis's "The Universal Computer" (this will be a long quotation): My own favorite story [about Göttingen in the 1920s] was about the time that Hilbert was seen day after day in torn trousers, a source of embarrassment to many.

Genius: amazing and remarkable coincidences connected with the creation of the General Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein and David Hilbert.

Terrific piece on how even Geniuses can lose their way via doubt, and how competition can save them. Einstein lost two years on General Relativity, and published just in time in 1915 to beat competitor German mathematician David Hilbert to the punch:

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David Hilbert—born#OTD  1862—was a German mathematician who proposed 23 problems that have guided 20th-century math:

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At John von Neumann's doctoral exam, David Hilbert had only one question: Who was his tailor?

In 1925, German mathematician David Hilbert described a hotel w/ an infinite number of rooms

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"It is an error to believe rigor is the enemy of simplicity. Rigor forces us to find simpler methods of proof." -- David Hilbert

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