November 7, 2017
Autonomous cars and Go-playing computers are impressive, but we’re no closer to machines that can think like people, says neuroscientist Tomaso Poggio.
by Antonio Regalado
Intelligent Machines | MIT Technology Review
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October 24, 2017
Prof. Tomaso Poggio was presented with the sixth PAMI Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Achievement Award, at the ICCV 2017, in Venice, Italy. This award was established at ICCV 2007 to honor outstanding researchers who are recognized as...
AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch
October 18, 2017
"Artificial intelligence research has made rapid progress in a wide variety of domains from speech recognition and image classification to genomics and drug discovery. In many cases, these are specialist systems that leverage...
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October 17, 2017
Before assigning responsibility, our minds simulate alternative outcomes, study shows.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
October 17, 2017
“What’s really cool about eye tracking is it lets you see things that you’re not consciously...
October 8, 2017
"Many leading AI researchers think that in a matter of decades, artificial intelligence will be able to do not merely some of our jobs, but all of our jobs, forever transforming life on Earth.
The reason that many dismiss this as...
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October 5, 2017
MIT News
By Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
October 5, 2017
"The High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) program, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, has awarded 86 grants to...
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October 5, 2017
Prof. Ed Boyden has received the 2017 NIH Director's Transformative Research Award. This award promotes “cross-cutting, interdisciplinary approaches that could potentially create or challenge existing paradigms.”
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September 22, 2017
In September 2014, the Siemens Corporation generously established the CBMM Siemens Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship provides support, for one academic year, to an MIT graduate student whose research bridges two of the main...
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September 21, 2017
Babies can learn that hard work pays off
Study finds infants try harder after seeing adults struggle to achieve a goal.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
September 21, 2017
"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
A new study...
child learning from parent (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chyrece Campbell)
September 21, 2017
"Infants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves
By Yasemin Saplakoglu
Opening a jar of pickles should not be that difficult. And while you are busy mumbling, grimacing, hopping on one foot and...