MIT Intelligence Quest Launch: Building a Social Brain (7:19)

MIT Intelligence Quest Launch: Building a Social Brain (7:19)

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June 25, 2018

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March 1, 2018

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Early in the spring of 2018, MIT launched the MIT Intelligence Quest to advance the science and engineering of both human and machine intelligence. This Institute-wide initiative “seeks to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.” At the MIT IQ Launch event on March 1, 2018, several CBMM faculty described their vision of this Quest for Intelligence, highlighting synergies with the scientific mission of the Center.

A key to understanding general human intelligence is to explore how it develops in infants and young children. Rebecca Saxe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, describes her pioneering work on probing the neural basis of the development of social intelligence in infants, using methods such as fMRI and near-infrared spectroscopy.

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