A Vision for Human and Machine Intelligence: Advancing the science and engineering of intelligence for the benefit of society [MIT Spectrum]

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June 18, 2018

How does human intelligence work, in engineering terms? And how can we use that deep grasp of human intelligence to build wiser and more useful machines?

This year MIT launched the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society. And to help ensure that the effects of these advances will, in fact, be positive, MIT researchers are leading a rigorous consideration of the social implications of these new technologies.

“The Core,” one of two linked entities comprising the Intelligence Quest, will advance the science and engineering of both human and machine intelligence. A key output of this work will be machine learning algorithms. At the same time, the Core seeks to advance our understanding of human intelligence by using insights from computer science.

The second of the Intelligence Quest’s linked entities, “The Bridge,” will be dedicated to the application of MIT discoveries in natural and artificial intelligence to all disciplines. The Bridge will provide a variety of assets to the MIT community, including intelligence technologies, platforms, and infrastructure; education for students, faculty, and staff about AI tools; rich and unique data sets; technical support; and specialized hardware...

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