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program : a sequence of coded instructions that can be inserted into a mechanism (as a computer) — Webster

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Computer program (also software, or just a program) is a sequence of instructions written to perform a specified task with a computer. A computer requires programs to function, typically executing the program’s instructions in a central processor. The program has an executable form that the computer can use directly to execute the instructions. The same program in its human-readable source code form, from which executable programs are derived (e.g., compiled), enables a programmer to study and develop its algorithms. — Wikipedia

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    on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

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    on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

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  • Programming Language Popularity: JavaScript...
    on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

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  • U.S. Government Agencies to Use AI to Cull, Cut...
    on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

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  • Probing Fine-Scale Connections in the Brain
    on October 24, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    NatureA global consortium of researchers aim to map the 70 million neurons in the mouse brain over the next decade. Said Harvard University's Jeff Lichtman, "We're dealing with a dataset that will be on the sale of an exabyte," or 1 billion gigabytes. Lichtman noted that mapping the mouse brain connectome will be "enormous compared to anything that's been done as a single project. Connectomes are just magnificently complicated." Researchers are beginning to map living neural networks and their […]