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Our symposium will focus on the topic of intelligence, one of the greatest problems in science and engineering and a key to our future as a society. The symposium will look at the past, in particular at the advances achieved by CBMM over the past 10 years
Three graduate students forged a path to the same Picower Institute lab through participating in the MIT Summer Research Program in Biology and Neuroscience.
Pictures conjured by the mind’s eye lack detail, despite how vividly you picture them
Researchers used fMRI to test ideas about complex decision-making
Through her organization, Sprouting, Taylor Baum is empowering teachers to teach coding and computer science in their classrooms and communities.
Using insights into how people intuit others’ emotions, researchers have designed a model that approximates this aspect of human social intelligence.
Artificial intelligence seems to have gotten a lot smarter recently. But with the debut of powerful new chatbots like ChatGPT, millions of people have begun interacting with AI tools that seem convincingly human-like.
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The second major Sprouting event sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and the MIT Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. This Hackathon will be a program given to spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in Puerto Rico.
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An intensive three-week course will give advanced students a “deep end” introduction to the problem of intelligence – how the brain produces intelligent behavior and how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines.
By unlocking the secrets of anesthesia, Professor Emery Brown could help shed light on brain diseases, hibernation, and possibly even human consciousness.
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“The project is showing that you can actually study this stuff in the wild. The conditions here were as realistic as you can get considering these were people that were just living their lives,” study co-author Josh McDermott, tells PopSci.
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Flying in the face of recent rival studies, these scientists point to generalization as key to order-of-magnitude performance gains
With Alphafold, Deepmind revolutionized chemistry. The company is now working on competing with Chat-GPT, says the founder in an interview.
“Although we work on making machines smart, we wanted to keep humanity at the center of what we’re doing here,” Hassabis, DeepMind’s CEO and co-founder, tells TIME.
PLOS One: Neural Tuning Size in a Model of Primate Visual Processing Accounts for Three Key Markers of Holistic Face Processing
Faces are an important and unique class of visual stimuli, and have been of interest to neuroscientists for many years. Faces are known to elicit certain characteristic behavioral markers, collectively labeled “holistic processing”, while non-face obj...