Crowdsourcing peer review

A claimed proof that P≠NP spurs a massive collaborative research effort

By Julie Rehmeyer, 14:16 PM September 9, 2010

It is the greatest question in computer science. A negative answer would likely give a fundamentally deeper understanding of the nature of computation. And a positive answer would transform our world: Computers would acquire mind-boggling powers such as near-perfect translation, speech recognition and object identification; the hardest questions in mathematics would melt like butter under computation’s power; and current computer security methods would be as easy to crack as a TSA-approved s...

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