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"Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction" by Brenden M. Lake, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, and Joshua B. Tenenbaum has been published in the Dec. 11, 2015 issue of Science.
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"For the first time we think we have a machine system that can learn a large class of visual concepts in ways that are hard to distinguish from human learners," said Joshua Tenenbaum
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Prof. Sam Gershman (CBMM, Harvard) and Prof Noah Goodman (CBMM, Stanford) are helping organize this workshop. Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 28, 2015
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Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum (CBMM Research Thrust Leader) and Tejas Kulkarni (CBMM Siemens Graduate Fellow) are helping to organize a workshop for NIPS 2015, the Workshop on "Black Box Learning and Inference". Abstract submission deadline: Oct. 2, 2015
Prof. Mark J. Schnitzer (Stanford) presented on Thursday Nov. 13 2015, in the Singleton Auditorium, MIT Bldg 46.
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Prof Boyden was honored in recognition of his scientific research, specificaly for “transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.”
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The award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree. The award will be presented during Neuroscience 2015, SfN’s annual meeting.
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MIT news featured a new machine learning project by CBMM members and affiliates, including Charlie Fogner, Chiyuan Zhang, Tomaso Poggio, Hossein Mobahi, and Mauricio Araya-Polo.
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Kavli Cortical Computation Workshop
The Kavli Foundation and CBMM are co-sponsoring this workshop, on Sep. 19-20, 2015, on the MIT campus. Attendance is by invitation only.
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Watch Jaan Tallinn's CBMM Special Seminar talk " Solving Global Coordination," recorded on Sept. 9, 2015, in the Singleton Auditorium, MIT.
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CBMM will host a brief talk by Jann Tallinn (followed by extensive QAs): Solving Global Coordination
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This special topics course was held on the campus of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA
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Watch the Language and Vision Workshop session videoss from CVPR 2015 - Boston MA, recorded at the Hynes Convention Center on June 11, 2015.
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We are in the midst of a revolution in machine intelligence, the engineering of getting computers to perform tasks that, until recently, could only be done by people.
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Looking forward to seeing all CBMM researchers, and our partners, this weekend at the CBMM Retreat, Aug 22-23, 2015, MIT campus.