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January 22, 2019
This is the first call for applications for the 2019 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,...
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January 1, 2019
David Siegel provides philanthropic support for MIT’s Quest for Intelligence
by Brittany Flaherty, Science writer for the MIT School of ScienceScience@MIT
November 1, 2018
When he was nine years old, David Siegel SM ’86, PhD ’91...
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January 1, 2019
Dear Friends,
The fall brings us a new academic year, many new developments, and a new issue of Science@MIT.
The biggest recent change to the campus is the completion of the MIT.nano building. This remarkable new facility—from...
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December 26, 2018
PUBLIC RELEASE: 4-DEC-2018
PICOWER INSTITUTE AT MIT
The rat in a maze may be one of the most classic research motifs in brain science, but a new innovation described in Cell Reports by an international collaboration of scientists...
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December 19, 2018
New open-source system provides fast, accurate neural decoding and real-time readouts of where rats think they are.
David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
 
The rat in a maze may be one of the most classic...
Photo Prof. Josh Tenenbaum
December 19, 2018
Professor honored for work on the nature and origins of intelligence in the human mind and applying that knowledge to build human-like intelligence in machines.
Sara Cody | Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
December 19...
December 14, 2018
Professor Lorenzo Rosasco of the Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) has won a European Research Council (ERC consolidator) grant with the project "Efficient algorithms for...
Prof. Josh Tenenbaum
December 14, 2018
R&D Magazine is proud to announce Josh Tenenbaum, PhD, a computational cognitive scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the 2018 Innovator of the Year. Tenenbaum was honored for his work studying the...
Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Photo: Kris Brewer
December 11, 2018
by Sam Shead, Contributor
Tech billionaire Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, is optimistic that humans will be able to shut down dangerous machines should they start to appear.
Speaking last week on an artificial...
AlphaFold
December 3, 2018
by Natasha Lomas
Google-owned AI specialist, DeepMind, has claimed a “significant milestone” in being able to demonstrate the usefulness of artificial intelligence to help with the complex task of predicting 3D structures of...

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