November 30, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Ari Rosenberg, Assistant Professor - Ph.D., Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago
Abstract: Our sensory systems are unable to directly sense all the aspects of the world we perceive. For example, our perception of the world as three-dimensional (3D) is compelling, but our eyes only detect two-dimensional (2D) projections of our surroundings. Creating accurate and precise 3D...
November 16, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Harvard, NW Bldg
Joshua Hartshorne, Boston College Department of Psychology
Abstract: In this talk, I first review some recent theoretical advances enabled by massive online experiments that enroll tens or hundreds of thousands of subjects from around the world. I then present Pushkin, a free and open-source software platform that facilitates running such experiments.
Research Meeting: Integration of high-throughput robotics with software for biological design and experimental planning.
November 9, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Marilene Pavan, Boston University
Abstract: A fledgling biofoundry is taking shape within the new Biological Design Center at Boston University. The mission of the DAMP (Design, Automation, Manufacturing, and Prototyping) Laboratory is to develop novel biological systems using formal representations of protocols and experiments for...
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series: Body-Brain Interface: Neuroanatomical and Functional Insights from the Primate Insular Cortex
October 26, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Henry Evrard , Head of Research Group CIN Functional and Comparative Neuroanatomy, Werner Reichardt Center...
Abstract: Interoception substantiate embodied feelings and shape cognitive processes including perceptual awareness. My lab combines architectonics, tract-tracing, electrophysiology, direct electrical stimulation fMRI (DES-fMRI), neural event triggered fMRI (NET-fMRI) and optogenetics in the...
Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: What are the computational functions of feedback to early visual cortex?
October 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Daniel J. Kersten, University of Minnesota
Abstract: The existence of feedforward and feedback neural connections between areas in the primate visual cortical hierarchy is well known. While there is a general consensus for how feedforward connections support the sequential stages of visual processing for tasks such as object recognition,...
Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Modal-Set Estimation using kNN graphs, and Applications to Clustering
October 12, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Samory Kpotufe, Princeton University
Abstract: Estimating the mode or modal-sets (i.e. extrema points or surfaces) of an unknown density from sample is a basic problem in data analysis. Such estimation is relevant to other problems such as clustering, outlier detection, or can simply serve to identify low-dimensional structures in...
Micron Advances Industry Dialogue and Investment in Artificial Intelligence at Micron Insight Event [AP News]
October 10, 2018 - 4:45 pm
Micron Ventures announced it will invest up to $100 million in venture funding targeted at technology startups focused on artificial intelligence (AI), with twenty percent aimed at startups led by women and other underrepresented groups. -- The inaugural Micron Insight 2018 event gathered industry leaders from Amazon, BMW, Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Visteon, along with author, cosmic explorer and MIT professor of physics, Max...
October 5, 2018 - 1:00 pm
CBMM Director Tomaso Poggio will be giving the plenary talk at Fujitsu Laboratories Advanced Technology Symposium 2018 (FLATS 2018), on October 9, 2018, in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Fujitsu Laboratories hosts the annual invitation-only event bringing together the best minds from industry, academia, and government to discuss future developments in technology and their impact. The theme of this year’s symposium is "Make AI Trustworthy!...
October 5, 2018 - 11:00 am
New investment supports intelligence research, student fellowships Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research | MIT News October 4, 2018 Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and MIT's Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) today announced a multi-year philanthropic partnership focused on advancing the science and engineering of intelligence while supporting the next generation of researchers in this emerging field. The new commitment...
October 4, 2018 - 10:30 am
In simulations, robots move through new environments by exploring, observing, and drawing from learned experiences. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any obstacles to avoid. Robots, on the other hand, struggle with such navigational concepts. MIT researchers have now...
September 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Profs. Kreiman and Poggio will lead a discussion of this year’s Brains Minds and Machines Summer course, summer course alumni and Teaching Assistants will then give short presentations of the recent student projects.
Professor Ethan Meyers and UMass Colleagues Win National Science Foundation Grant to Study Brain Function | Hampshire College
September 24, 2018 - 10:45 am
Meyers will analyze animal brain activity in real time using algorithms he has created By Abigail Meisel An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UMass and Hampshire, among them Assistant Professor of Statistics Ethan Meyers, was recently awarded a four-year, $953,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a nationwide initiative to study deep-brain function for new insights into neural and cognitive systems....
Brains, Minds + Machines Seminar Series: Linking the statistics of network activity and network connectivity
September 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Eric Shea-Brown, University of Washington
Abstract: There is an avalanche of new data on the brain’s activity, revealing the collective dynamics of vast numbers of neurons. In principle, these collective dynamics can be of almost arbitrarily high dimension, with many independent degrees of freedom — and this may reflect...
September 21, 2018 - 11:45 am
Inaugural director of The Quest discusses what's been accomplished since last spring's launch and what is on the horizon. It’s hard to name a field that artificial intelligence hasn’t impacted already. From mobile devices with facial recognition to self-driving cars, we are still experiencing waves of innovative technology that can be traced back to major breakthroughs in our understanding of intelligence, like machine learning. But the truth is...
September 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm
“This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark’s thought-provoking book will help you join it.” As Stephen Hawking comments on the book Life 3.0: Being Human in the age of Artificial Intelligence, an AI masterpiece by MIT professor Max Tegmark, also the founder of the Future of Life Institute. On September 19th, Professor Tegmark paid a visit to the headquarters of Cheetah Mobile, China’s second-largest internet security...
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