Center for Brains, Minds and Machines Leads Progress in Artificial Intelligence [MIT BCS]

Members of the CBMM management team include Mandana Sassanfar, Joshua Tenenbaum, Kenneth Blum (Harvard), Kathleen Sullivan, Tomaso Poggio, Matt Wilson, Boris Katz, Gabriel Kreiman, Ellen Hildreth and Nancy Kanwisher. Photo credit: Kris Brewer.
January 31, 2018

by Sara Cody

When it comes to brain teasers, understanding how the human mind produces intelligent behavior is one of the most puzzling. Especially when it comes to programming machines with human-level intelligence. Figuring out how humans see, hear, move, reason, communicate and learn is complicated. But as a society, we have a lot to gain by succeeding.

“I think the problem of intelligence is the greatest problem in science because it means understanding ourselves and understanding the tool we use to understand all other problems,” said Prof. Tomaso Poggio, Director of the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) and Investigator in MIBR and CSAIL. “It means that if we can make progress in intelligence then we can make ourselves a bit smarter. It means that we can build machines that help us think better so we can solve all other problems more easily. Though we’ve made progress, we are still very far from solving intelligence.”...

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