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May 15, 2017 - 8:00 am
This meeting is invitation only.
May 5, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT)
April 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm
MIT Singleton Auditorium 46-3002
David Vogel 
April 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Jacob Feldman (Rutgers)
March 27, 2017 - 9:00 am
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Understanding intelligence -how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines, and how the brain produces intelligent behavior- is one of the greatest challenges in science and technology.
There are many aspects of human intelligence which have been impossible so far to replicate in...
March 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
This meeting is invitation only. 
February 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Nathan Wilson Ph.D., Co-founder and CTO of Nara Logics
Title: Practical Approaches to Industry AI Inspired by Principles of Synaptic Computation
Abstract: Artificial cognitive systems are beginning to arise in organizations with an emerging nature and structure.  Neuroscientific principles are poised to transform this landscape for reasons that we will...
Ilya Nemenman
February 21, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Ilya Nemenman 
Abstract: Last two-three decades have convinced the computational neuroscience community that sensory neurons encode information about the world not just in their firing rate, but also in the precise timing of their action potentials. However, whether this information is used by animals to actually...
Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA
February 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm
This is the first call for applications for the 2017 Brains, Minds and Machines summer course at MBL, Woods Hole.
Please circulate the course information among labs/colleagues/friends that might be interested. Thank you!
 Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2017
A Special Topics Course at MBL Woods Hole, MA
Directors: Gabriel Kreiman, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; and Tomaso Poggio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
February 13, 2017 - 10:45 am
Over the past couple of decades, researchers like Saxe have used functional MRI to study brain activity in adults and children. But fMRI, like a 19th-century daguerreotype, requires subjects to lie perfectly still lest the image become hopelessly blurred. Babies are jittering bundles of motion when not asleep, and they can’t be cajoled or bribed into stillness. The few fMRI studies done on babies to date mostly focused on playing sounds to them...
February 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Brian Subirana  , Dr. Bror Saxberg
In this talk, Brian Subirana will first review research conducted over the last 120 years since Ebbinghaus's seminal work in 1885 on the forgetting curve. This review (joint work in progress with Aikaterini Bagiati and Sanjay Sarma) aims to understand whether, and to what extent, what is learned in...
Lung-on-a-chip, a product of Convergence research, quickly screens drugs for effectiveness and safety.
February 10, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Written by:

Phil Sharp 1,2
Susan Hockfield 3,4,†

Author Affiliations
1Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
2President of AAAS, 2014-2015.
3President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
4AAAS President.
† Corresponding author. Email: hockfield@mit.edu
Science  10 Feb 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6325, pp. 589
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8563
February 2, 2017 - 8:00 am
The two-day workshop on "Speech representation, perception and recognition" is organized by the NSF-funded, MIT-based, Center for Brains Minds and Machines (CBMM), on February 2-3, 2017 at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
The workshop will feature invited talks from...
February 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm
[From the January 2017 newsletter of the Future of Life Institute]
"Two years ago, after an exciting conference in Puerto Rico that included many of the top minds in AI, we produced two open letters -- one on beneficial AI and one on autonomous weapons -- which were signed and supported by tens of thousands of people. But that was just one step along the path to creating artificial intelligence that will benefit us all. 
This month, we...