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  IMAGE: This figure shows natural images (right) and images evolved by neurons in the inferotemporal cortex of a monkey (left). Credit: Ponce, Xiao, and Schade et al./Cell
May 2, 2019
To find out which sights specific neurons in monkeys "like" best, researchers designed an algorithm, called XDREAM, that generated images that made neurons fire more than any natural images the researchers tested. As the images...
A computer model of vision created by MIT neuroscientists designed these images that can stimulate very high activity in individual neurons.  Image: Pouya Bashivan
May 2, 2019
Study shows that artificial neural networks can be used to drive brain activity.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain’s...
MIT and Liberty Mutual Insurance announced a $25 million, five-year collaboration to support intelligence research at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Liberty Mutual Chairman and CEO David Long (left) and MIT President L. Rafael Reif.  Photo: Rose Lincoln
April 30, 2019
Company announces $25 million, five-year collaboration.
MIT and Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced a $25 million, five-year collaboration to support artificial intelligence research in computer vision, computer language...
Artistic rendering of artificial intelligence and deep learning visual recognition systems. Image by Christine Daniloff/MIT
April 29, 2019
by Sabbi Lall
Your ability to recognize objects is remarkable. If you see a cup under unusual lighting or from unexpected directions, there’s a good chance that your brain will still compute that it is a cup. Such precise object...
robotic fingers shaping foam simulating sushi rice
April 23, 2019
By Julio Cachila
Robots are very useful. They are used in industrial applications, manufacturing, and assembly. Now, a new system will teach them to do something more refined. Something like molding sticky rice into that edible...
This work created by Sarah Schwettmann is on display in the MIT Museum Studio.  Image courtesy of Sarah Schwettmann
April 16, 2019
PhD student Sarah Schwettmann explains how the study of visual perception can translate students’ creativity across domains.
by Connie Blaszczyk | Center for Art, Science, and Technology
Computational neuroscientist Sarah...
April 8, 2019
Together, deep learning and symbolic reasoning create a program that learns in a remarkably humanlike way.
by Will Knight
Excerpt: "Over the decades since the inception of artificial intelligence, research in the field has fallen...
April 2, 2019
Researchers combine statistical and symbolic artificial intelligence techniques to speed learning and improve transparency.
Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence
A child who has never seen a pink elephant can still describe...
photo of Prof. Antonio Torralba
April 1, 2019
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact several sectors in a big way in the next ten years, especially healthcare, with several jobs to be affected and many other interesting jobs to emerge, an expert told...
Perception of a familiar face, such as Scarlett Johansson, is more robust than for unfamiliar faces, such as German celebrity Karoline Herferth.  Photos: Wikimedia Commons
March 22, 2019
McGovern Institute researchers find that the brain starts to register gender and age before recognizing a face.
Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Our brains are incredibly good at processing faces, and even have...

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