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Image of a maze in the shape of a brain.
Nancy Kanwisher: What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?; Rebecca Saxe: How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?
Future of Life Institute
The Future of Life Institute, based in Cambridge, MA and headed by Max Tegmark (MIT), is seeking proposals for research projects aimed to maximize the future societal benefit of artificial intelligence while avoiding potential hazards.
“Dahlia” by Katinka Matson | www.katinkamatson.com
The Edge Foundation poses an annual questions to researchers and intellectuals. The Edge Question 2015 is “WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK?”
Is Research in Intelligence an Existential Risk?
Prof. Tomaso Poggio responds to the public debate regarding the risks of AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is the first View published in the new CBMM's View+Reviews series.
The Road to Intelligence - CBMM Panel Discussion (video)
Watch the video of the CBMM panel discussion "The Road to Intelligence," with Profs. Geoffrey E. Hinton, Bob Desimone, Laura Schulz, Josh Tenenbaum, Shimon Ullman, and Patrick H Winston; chaired by Prof. Tomaso Poggio, recorded on Dec. 4, 2014.
Brains, Minds and Machines Series: Prof. Jun Zhang
Watch Prof. Jun Zhang's Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series talk " Reflexive Theory of Mind Reasoning in Games," taped on Dec.2, 2014, in the Singleton Auditorium, MIT.
Tomaso Poggio Receives Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Director of NSF-funded Center for Brains, Minds and Machines recognized for his work developing computational models of the human visual system.
Representation Learning in Sensory Cortex: a theory, CBMM Memo No. 026
We review and apply a computational theory of the feedforward path of the ventral stream in visual cortex based on the hypothesis that its main function is the encoding of invariant representations of images.
Prof. Kanwisher's TED2014 talk is now available to watch online.
A neural portrait of the human mind. (Filmed Mar 2014) Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned.
New MIT Technology Review article on Dr. Gabriel Kreiman's research
Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron by David Talbot, June 17, 2014, Photo credit: Leonard Greco
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series: Prof. Tom Mitchell
Watch Prof Mitchell's Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series talk "Neural Representations of Language Meaning," from September 30, 2014, Singleton Auditorium, MIT.
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series: Dr. Christof Koch
Watch Dr. Christof Koch's Brains, Minds, and Machines Seminar talk, "The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness", from September 23, 2014, MIT.
Video Channel - Center for Brains, Minds & Machines Summer Course 2014, MBL Woods Hole
Lecture videos from Center for Brains, Minds & Machines Summer Course 2014 are available on the MBL website.
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar: Alan Yuille
Watch Alan Yuille's May Brains, Minds, and Machines Seminar: Parsing Objects and Scenes in Two- and Three-Dimensions
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar: Gary Marcus
Watch Gary Marcus' April Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar: Computational diversity and the mesoscale organization of the neocortex.