black and white photo of chess pieces on a board
February 15, 2019
Deep-learning neural networks have come a long way in the past several years—we now have systems that are capable of beating people at complex games such as shogi, Go and chess. But is the progress of such systems limited by...
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February 9, 2019
SF Studios, the Scandinavian company celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is developing an English-language series based on Max Tegmark’s 2017 New York Times bestseller “Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial...
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February 6, 2019
Study uncovers language patterns that AI models link to factual and false articles; underscores need for further testing.
Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
New work from MIT researchers peers under the hood of an automated fake-...
Professor Antonio Torralba, MIT director of the MIT—IBM Watson AI Lab and the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, addresses the audience at the MIT AI Policy Congress on Jan. 15.
January 23, 2019
MIT “Policy Congress” examines the complex terrain of artificial intelligence regulation.
by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
Scientists and policymakers converged at MIT on Tuesday to discuss one of the hardest problems in...
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January 22, 2019
The X AI Residency application deadline has been extended from January 15, 2019 to February 11, 2019.
X AI Residency
At Alphabet (formerly Google) X, we create breakthrough...
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January 22, 2019
This is the first call for applications for the 2019 Brains, Minds and Machines summer course at MBL, Woods Hole.
Please circulate the course information among labs/colleagues/friends that might be interested. Thank you!
tiles of everday scenes with computer generated mapping of that scene next to it.
January 16, 2019
A cooperative research group from Google, Stanford, and Johns Hopkins has proposed “Auto-DeepLab,” a new method which utilizes hierarchical Neural Architecture Search (NAS) for semantic image segmentation. The project team...
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January 1, 2019
David Siegel provides philanthropic support for MIT’s Quest for Intelligence
by Brittany Flaherty, Science writer for the MIT School of ScienceScience@MIT
November 1, 2018
When he was nine years old, David Siegel SM ’86, PhD ’91...
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January 1, 2019
Dear Friends,
The fall brings us a new academic year, many new developments, and a new issue of Science@MIT.
The biggest recent change to the campus is the completion of the MIT.nano building. This remarkable new facility—from...
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December 26, 2018
The rat in a maze may be one of the most classic research motifs in brain science, but a new innovation described in Cell Reports by an international collaboration of scientists...