December 12, 2019
Stimuli that sound or look like gibberish to humans are indistinguishable from naturalistic stimuli to deep networks.
Kenneth I. Blum | Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
When your mother calls your name, you know it’s her...
December 10, 2019
Objects are posed in varied positions and shot at odd angles to spur new AI techniques.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence

Computer vision models have learned to identify objects in photos so accurately that some can...
December 10, 2019
Object recognition models have improved by leaps and bounds over the past decade, but they’ve got a long way to go where accuracy is concerned. That’s the conclusion of a joint team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
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December 6, 2019
The Center for Brains, Minds and Machines is well-represented at the thirty-third Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019).
Below, you will find listings to papers/proceedings accepted and accompanying...
December 3, 2019
Model registers “surprise” when objects in a scene do something unexpected, which could be used to build smarter AI.
Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
Humans have an early understanding of the laws of physical reality. Infants, for...
November 22, 2019
It’s not something most Harvard faculty spend much time contemplating, but Tomer Ullman likes to think about magic.
In particular, he likes to think about whether it would be harder to levitate a frog or turn it to stone. And if...
November 12, 2019

isee, an autonomous driving startup for trucks, announced $15 million in Series A funding from Founders Fund on Monday.
Unlike other autonomous driving and logistics startups, isee uses proprietary deep learning and cognitive AI...
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September 25, 2019
Brain and cognitive sciences professor studies how the human mind is able to learn so rapidly.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
September 25, 2019
Josh Tenenbaum, a professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive...
September 19, 2019
How people interpret musical notes depends on the types of music they have listened to, researchers find.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
People who are accustomed to listening to Western music, which is based on a system of notes...
September 10, 2019
By Chrissy Sexton staff writer
In a new study published by the Society for Research in Child Development, experts have found that children are taking notice of how adults face challenges and the amount of effort they...