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Joel Oppenheim was a wise and generous man. We were fortunate to work with him when he joined the CBMM External Advisory Committee (EAC) at its inception in 2014, and got to know him well...
student group photo standing on the main steps of MIT
More than 80 students and faculty from a dozen collaborating institutions became immersed at the intersection of computation and life sciences and forged new ties to MIT and each other.
Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot, kicks off an MIT symposium on the promise and potential pitfalls of increasingly powerful AI tools like ChatGPT.
Robots that can fit multiple items into a limited space could help pack a suitcase or a rocket to Mars.
Tenenbaum is best known for theories of cognition as Bayesian inference, with a focus on explaining how humans can learn so much so quickly, from so little data.
A journalist and a pioneer of artificial intelligence talk about the dawn of a new "general" technology which, like electricity or the computer, is destined to transform society, the economy and daily life, with a load of risks and opportunities.
A sincere thank you to all speakers and attendees of 'CBMM10 - A Symposium on Intelligence: Brains, Minds, and Machines.' And an extra thank you for those who made it possible! ~Tomaso Poggio
Research on Intelligence in the Age of AI: On which critical problems should Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Computer Science focus now? Consider society, industry and science point of view.
Language and Thought: Is natural language the language of thought? LLMs as models of human language and thought. Are LLMs aligned with neuroscience and with human behavior? What is still missing?
Neuroscience to AI and back again: Review of progress and success stories in understanding perception in primates and replicating it in machines. Key open questions. Synergies. CNNs vs transformers as models of cortex.
Interacting with the physical world: Which aspects of human intelligence require embodiment? Motor control: was it the key for development of human intelligence? Is embodiment necessary for consciousness?
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