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The Frenchman broke the world record for computing in the mind

December 12 2007
14:00

French mathematician Alexis Lemaire on Tuesday broke his own world record in speed computing in mind, reports AFP.

Record was set in London's Science Museum, where 27-year-old mathematician extract the thirteenth of a 200-digit number chosen by random computer. Alexis coped with this problem for 70.2 seconds.

The previous record of a specialist in artificial intelligence was installed in November in New York and was 72.4 seconds.

Each time the computer Lemaire offered a choice of multi-valued numbers. All estimates produced in the young man's mind, without using any paper or calculator. For an assignment followed by independent observers.

With such a high-speed operation of human-computer, often referred to as Lemaire, needed anti-depressants - drugs can reduce the load on the heart.

Those present at the museum staff Agency France Press believe that Alexis Lemeru perfectly suits recently in an English neologism matlet "(from the word" mathematics "and" athlete ").

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