Matt Wilson on Intelligence research at MIT [Picower Institute News]

An illustration portrays a brain with a biological left hemisphere and a digital right hemisphere
July 12, 2018

"MIT recently announced the “MIT Quest for Intelligence.” President Rafael Reif said the campuswide initiative will pursue two key questions: “How does human intelligence work, in engineering terms? And how can we use that deep grasp of human intelligence to build wiser and more useful machines, to the benefit of society?”

As associate director of the Center for Brains Minds and Machines (CBMM), Matt Wilson, Sherman Fairchild Professor in Neurobiology, helps lead such research. He answered questions about the initiative, intelligence research and the nature of intelligence itself.

What is MIT Quest?

MIT Quest seeks to develop and apply artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to broad disciplines within the engineering and science communities. The question is how can we use AI to advance science and how can science help us to advance fundamental approaches in AI? CBMM, funded by the NSF, grew out of an earlier MIT initiative called the Intelligence Initiative. It was developed to drive the study of intelligence, not just AI, but trying to understand biological intelligence, and from that, gain insights into how the understanding of real intelligence might advance AI..."

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