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December 17, 2015
By Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
December 16, 2015
New and exciting research has led to scientists identifying a neural population highly selective for music.
“It has been the subject of widespread speculation,” says...
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December 11, 2015
The recent Science paper, "Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction" by Prof. Tenenbaum, Brenden M. Lake and Ruslan Salakhutdinov, has received press coverage from the New York Times.
Excerpt from the...
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December 11, 2015
"Human-level concept learning through probabilistic program induction" by Brenden M. Lake, Ruslan Salakhutdinov, and Joshua B. Tenenbaum has been published in the Dec. 11, 2015 issue of Science. Their work was also selected for...
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December 10, 2015
By John Markoff
Dec. 10, 2015
Excerpt: "Computer researchers reported artificial-intelligence advances on Thursday that surpassed human capabilities for a narrow set of vision-related tasks.
The improvements are noteworthy...
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December 10, 2015
by Joel Achenbach
The Washington Post
December 10, 2015
An excerpt from the article:
"Machines and humans learn differently. This has been a central fact of Artificial Intelligence research for decades. If you cram enough data...
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December 10, 2015
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
December 10, 2015
 
Excerpt from the article:
"Researchers at MIT, New York University, and the University of Toronto have developed a computer system whose ability to produce a variation of a...
Photo of Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)  viewed from Eel Pond
November 16, 2015
Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is now accepting application s for the  Summer 2016 Advanced Research Courses. Advanced Research Courses include the CBMM organized Brains, Minds and Machines course, which will run from August...
Winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday evening. Credit Steve Jennings/Getty Images
November 9, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. Edward Boyden who was one of five scientists presented with the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences last night. Prof Boyden was honored in recognition of his scientific research, specificaly for “...
Festival della Scienza logo
October 27, 2015
Prof. Tomaso Poggio has been invited to give the keynote address, at the Festival della Scienza - Genova Italy, on Sat., Oct. 31, 2015.
Unraveling the Mystery of intelligence
The ambition and the limits of science
 
Keynote...
Photo of Prof. Gabriel Kreiman
October 19, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. Gabriel Kreiman who received the 2015 Pisart Award for his "remarkable contributions to the field of vision science." The Pisart Award recognizes an "early-career vision clinician or scientist whose...

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