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The VSS Davida Teller Award was established in 2013 and is given to "an outstanding woman vision scientist with a strong history of mentoring."
Tomaso Poggio, the Eugene McDermott Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and director of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Photo: Jason Grow
On a quest to demystify deep learning, Tomaso Poggio glimpses tantalizing implications for human intelligence.
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Award is in recognition of Prof. McDermott's "groundbreaking research into how humans hear and interpret sound." Award will be presented at the NAS's 155th Annual Meeting on April 29, 2018.
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Dr. Hermundstad discussed how the central visual system, operating with different goals and under different constraints, makes efficient use of resources to extract meaningful features from complex visual stimuli.
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At a time of rapid advances in intelligence research across many disciplines, this initiative will encourage researchers to investigate the societal implications of their work as they pursue hard problems lying beyond the current horizon of what is known.
Yen-Ling Kuo
CBMM is happy to announce that Yen-Ling Kuo has been named the CBMM Siemens Graduate Fellow. Yen-Ling is a PhD student in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).
Susan Epstein
This course combines cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence, and enables students to learn about thinking and science in ways that impact and inform their future studies and their daily lives.
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In this talk, Jeff discussed a theory that sensory regions of the neocortex process two inputs: 1) the sensory data arriving via thalamic relay cells; and 2)Jeff will propose the second is a representation of allocentric location.
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As part of an investigation into the nature of humans' physical intuitions, MIT researchers trained a neural network to predict how unstably stacked blocks would respond to the force of gravity.
A warm "Thank You!" to everyone for another wonderful year of exciting advances at the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
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In this talk, Prof. Müller discussed the topic of ML applications in the sciences, in particular in neuroscience, medicine and physics.
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An intensive three-week course which will give a “deep end” introduction to the problem of intelligence. Course will be held from Aug. 9, 2018 through Aug. 30, 2018, at MBL, Woods Hole, MA.
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Ten-month-old infants infer the value of goals from the costs of actions, Science, Nov. 2017
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On Dec. 15, 2017, Jeff Hawkins (Numenta) will discuss a theory that sensory regions of the neocortex process two inputs: 1) the sensory data arriving via thalamic relay cells; and 2)Jeff will propose the second is a representation of allocentric location.
The Complete User Guide for teh Human Brain (Italian Edition)
“We have a manual for all the machines we possess, but the most important one.” After such a trivial thought – conceived during his stay at CBMM, in 2014 – Italian journalist Marco Magrini wrote a book about the human brain, mocking an appliance manual.