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infant in seat watching video of woman picking up ball
August 21, 2019
We view ourselves and others as causal agents who pursue goals and act efficiently to make things happen, but where do these intuitions come from? In a new paper funded by the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines and published...
July 21, 2019
“We have all heard that Patrick died yesterday in his sleep. I am writing with tears in my eyes. This is a sad day for me and also for MIT and for CBMM.
For me, Patrick and MIT have always been together. When I arrived at MIT...
June 17, 2019
Learning to code involves recognizing how to structure a program, and how to fill in every last detail correctly. No wonder it can be so frustrating.
A new program-writing AI, SketchAdapt, offers a way out. Trained on tens of...
Graphic of brain hemisphere
June 10, 2019
Results of study involving primates suggest that speech and music may have shaped the human brain’s hearing circuits.
Monday, June 10, 2019
NIH | National Institutes of Health
In the eternal search for understanding what makes us...
May 22, 2019


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Story by Warren Duffie Office of Naval Research


How can the neuroscience behind emotion lead to new concepts of artificial intelligence? How does the human brain make fast decisions in real-world...
  IMAGE: This figure shows natural images (right) and images evolved by neurons in the inferotemporal cortex of a monkey (left). Credit: Ponce, Xiao, and Schade et al./Cell
May 2, 2019
To find out which sights specific neurons in monkeys "like" best, researchers designed an algorithm, called XDREAM, that generated images that made neurons fire more than any natural images the researchers tested. As the images...
A computer model of vision created by MIT neuroscientists designed these images that can stimulate very high activity in individual neurons.  Image: Pouya Bashivan
May 2, 2019
Study shows that artificial neural networks can be used to drive brain activity.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain’s...
MIT and Liberty Mutual Insurance announced a $25 million, five-year collaboration to support intelligence research at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Liberty Mutual Chairman and CEO David Long (left) and MIT President L. Rafael Reif.  Photo: Rose Lincoln
April 30, 2019
Company announces $25 million, five-year collaboration.
MIT and Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced a $25 million, five-year collaboration to support artificial intelligence research in computer vision, computer language...
Artistic rendering of artificial intelligence and deep learning visual recognition systems. Image by Christine Daniloff/MIT
April 29, 2019
by Sabbi Lall
Your ability to recognize objects is remarkable. If you see a cup under unusual lighting or from unexpected directions, there’s a good chance that your brain will still compute that it is a cup. Such precise object...
robotic fingers shaping foam simulating sushi rice
April 23, 2019
By Julio Cachila
Robots are very useful. They are used in industrial applications, manufacturing, and assembly. Now, a new system will teach them to do something more refined. Something like molding sticky rice into that edible...

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