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Google sets new record for calculating pi — but what’s the point?

09/06/2022

Developers have set a new record in the endless quest to accurately calculate pi. A team led by Google Cloud’s Emma Haruka Iwao found 100 TRILLION digits of the mathematical constant — smashing the previous benchmark of 31.4 trillion. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Credit: Google...
Developers have set a new record in the endless quest to accurately calculate pi. A team led by Google Cloud’s Emma Haruka Iwao found 100 TRILLION digits of the mathematical constant — smashing the previous benchmark of 31.4 trillion. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Credit: Google Brainiacs have sought to extend Pi’s for millennia, but in recent years the digits have increased exponentially. Advances in computing are now causing records to regularly tumble. A 2019 milestone that was also set by Iwao was surpassed within months. That landmark was then overturned the next year,…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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