Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Photo: Kris Brewer
December 11, 2018
by Sam Shead, Contributor
Tech billionaire Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, is optimistic that humans will be able to shut down dangerous machines should they start to appear.
Speaking last week on an artificial...
December 3, 2018
by Natasha Lomas
Google-owned AI specialist, DeepMind, has claimed a “significant milestone” in being able to demonstrate the usefulness of artificial intelligence to help with the complex task of predicting 3D structures of...
November 20, 2018
At Alphabet (formerly Google) X, we create breakthrough technologies to help solve some of the world’s hardest problems. AI is...
Photo of Kerrie Greene
November 18, 2018
Double major Kerrie Greene builds connections in her research and her community.

by Brittany Flaherty | School of Science

Looking up at the sun-filled atrium of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, MIT senior Kerrie...
Left to right: MIT professors Emilio Baglietto, Rebecca Saxe, and Matthew Shoulders were nominated by their graduate students and are now honored by the Committed to Caring program as model mentors.  Image: Joseph Lee
November 14, 2018
For three Committed to Caring honorees, mentorship is demonstrated through generosity and making connections.
by Courtney Lesoon | Office of Graduate Education
The journey through graduate school is rarely straight and smooth....
Prof. Tomaso Poggio
November 12, 2018
[Google translated] Tomaso Poggio, director of the Center for Brains, Minds & Machines of MIT of Boston, studies the relationships between computer science
and neuroscience. "The cars are better than us since the 50s,...
Einstein robot at chalkboard with equations
November 1, 2018
Teaching an AI system the tricks physicists use to understand the real world produces an extraordinarily powerful machine.
As a student, Galileo famously observed a lamp swinging in Pisa Cathedral and timed its swing against his...
MIT researchers have developed a “semantic parser” that learns through observation to more closely mimic a child’s language-acquisition process, which could greatly extend computing’s capabilities.
October 31, 2018

Computer model could improve human-machine interaction, provide insight into how children learn language.
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

"Children learn language by observing their environment, listening to the people...
October 30, 2018
By Matt Simon
Boston Dynamics’ videos aren’t just famous, at this point they are almost a staple of the internet—typical stuff like robots doing backflips and opening doors for their friends. But the machines only became a...
The Schmidt Futures Challenges Project
October 22, 2018
The Schmidt Futures Challenges Project harnesses the power of technology, science, and people working together to take on 20 of the biggest challenges facing humanity over the next 20 years. To accelerate progress against these...