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June 14, 2018
DeepMind’s advance could lead to machines that can make better sense of a scene.
by Will Knight
Machines will need to get a lot better at making sense of the world on their own if they are ever going to become truly intelligent....
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June 11, 2018
On June 11, 2018, Provost Martin A. Schmidt announced that Prof. Antonio Torralba has been named the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, effective immediately.
“The range of questions we aspire to explore...
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June 10, 2018
by Kyle Wiggers @Kyle_L_Wiggers
To describe Max Tegmark’s career as “storied” is to do the Swedish-American physicist a disservice. He’s a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scientific director of the...
Patrick Winston at his desk
June 2, 2018
By Andy Rosen Globe Staff  June 02, 2018
Patrick Winston’s computer is learning about revenge, ambition, and murder. It knows that victory can make you happy. But it also knows you can’t be happy if you’re dead.
The computer had...
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May 23, 2018
Study tracks eye movement to determine how well people understand English as a foreign language.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office 
May 22, 2018
Excerpt: 
A study by MIT researchers has uncovered a new way of telling how well...
May 22, 2018
New evidence suggests a drop-off in results after the age of 17
The Economist
May 10, 2018
Excerpt: Those who want to learn a foreign language, or want their children to, often feel they are racing against the clock. People seem...
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May 2, 2018
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) awarded Prof. Elizabeth Spelke with the 2018 George A. Miller Award during teh CNS 2018 Annual Meeting, on March 25, 2018, in Boston, MA.
The George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive...
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May 2, 2018
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
May 1, 2018
 
Excerpt:  A great deal of evidence suggests that it is more difficult to learn a new language as an adult than as a child, which has led scientists to propose that there is a “critical...
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April 25, 2018
MIT cognitive scientist recognized for her work on the organization of the human brain.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
April 24, 2018
 
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive...
April 23, 2018
General Information for the X AI Residency
Location: Google X headquarters, Mountain View, CA
Duration: 12 weeks
Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in an academic program - working towards completing Masters/PhD studies...

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