This Article First Appeared In The Print On May 5, 2023
The rapid advances in computing technologies since the second half of the 20th century have completely changed every aspect of our lives. There seems to be no limit to the capabilities of modern computers. But did you know that there are still several mathematical and computational tasks that even the most powerful computers available today cannot handle? Even if they become much faster in the future, such problems will remain beyond the scope of computers based on current classical technologies.