May 11, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Earl K. Miller, Picower Institute,MIT
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May 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm
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Prof. Alan L. Yuille (JHU)
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April 27, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Ben Deen (Rockefeller University). 
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April 13, 2021 - 4:00 pm
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April 6, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Andrei Barbu, InfoLab, CSAIL
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March 30, 2021 - 4:00 pm
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Prof. Aude Oliva, Senior Research Scientist; Director MIT Quest Corporate; MIT Director MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab...
Speaker Biography.: Aude Oliva joined the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 2004, and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in 2012. After a french baccalaureate in Maths and Physics, she received two MSc and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the...
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March 16, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Pramod R.T., Kanwisher Lab
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March 9, 2021 - 4:00 pm
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March 2, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Prof. Murray Shanahan, Imperial College London
Abstract:  The challenge of endowing computers with common sense remains one of the major obstacles to achieving the sort of general artificial intelligence envisioned by the field’s founders. A large part of human common sense pertains to the physics of the everyday world, and rests on a...
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February 23, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech.
Abstract:  Despite great advances in ML, and in our understanding of the brain at the level of neurons, synapses, and neural circuits, we still have no satisfactory explanation for the brain's performance in perception, cognition, language, memory, behavior; as Nobel laureate Richard Axel put it...
February 16, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Mengmi Zhang, Jie Zheng, and Will Xiao (Kreiman Lab)
Speaker: Mengmi Zhang
Title: The combination of eccentricity, bottom-up, and top-down cues explain conjunction and asymmetric visual search
Abstract: Visual search requires complex interactions between visual processing, eye movements, object recognition, memory, and decision making. Elegant...
February 9, 2021 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Andrzej Banburski and Simon Alford​ (Poggio Lab)
Abstract: Current machine learning algorithms are highly specialized to whatever it is they are meant to do — e.g. playing chess, picking up objects, or object recognition. How can we extend this to a system that could solve a wide range of problems? We argue that this can be achieved by a modular...
February 2, 2021 - 5:15 pm
Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO of Intel Mobileye and CBMM External Advisory Committee member, will speak as part of the MISTI MIT-Israel's Breaking Boundaries: Israelis in Science, Technology and the Economy series. CBMM's Director, Tomaso Poggio will moderate, and we will also hear from An Jimenez (Computation & Cognition '21), a MISTI MIT-Israel alumna. MISTI MIT-Israel would like to thank the MIT Quest for Intelligence, CSAIL, the Center for...
January 14, 2021 - 1:30 pm
Brain and cognitive sciences professor will lead the Institute’s interdisciplinary initiative to advance research in natural and artificial intelligence. School of Science | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing James DiCarlo, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience, has been appointed to the role of director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence. MIT Quest was launched in 2018 to discover the basis of natural intelligence, create new...
January 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm
EECS faculty head of artificial intelligence and decision making honored for significant and extended contributions to the field of AI.   Jane Halpern | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   Antonio Torralba, faculty head of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering...