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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.
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"Autonomous cars and Go-playing computers are impressive, but we’re no closer to machines that can think like people, says neuroscientist Tomaso Poggio." | EmTech MIT 2017, Nov. 7, 2017
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This award honors outstanding researchers who are recognized as making significant contributions to the field of Computer Vision over longtime careers. This award is in memory of the late computer scientist and mathematician Prof. Azriel Rosenfeld.
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Celebrating another exciting year of the BMM Summer Course where we are creating a community of leaders in the Science of Intelligence who are equally knowledgeable in neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer science. (photo of the class of 2017)
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On Fri., Nov. 11, 2017, Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller (Technische Universität Berlin) will discuss the topic of ML applications in the sciences, in particular in neuroscience, medicine and physics.
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MIT News features Tenenbaum Lab research. Related scientific paper was published in Psychological Science, Oct. 17, 2017.
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This award promotes “cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms.”
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Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist. Science, Sept. 22, 2017
Study finds infants try harder after seeing adults struggle to achieve a goal. by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office