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Artistic rendering of artificial intelligence and deep learning visual recognition systems. Image by Christine Daniloff/MIT
April 29, 2019
by Sabbi Lall
Your ability to recognize objects is remarkable. If you see a cup under unusual lighting or from unexpected directions, there’s a good chance that your brain will still compute that it is a cup. Such precise object...
robotic fingers shaping foam simulating sushi rice
April 23, 2019
By Julio Cachila
Robots are very useful. They are used in industrial applications, manufacturing, and assembly. Now, a new system will teach them to do something more refined. Something like molding sticky rice into that edible...
This work created by Sarah Schwettmann is on display in the MIT Museum Studio.  Image courtesy of Sarah Schwettmann
April 16, 2019
PhD student Sarah Schwettmann explains how the study of visual perception can translate students’ creativity across domains.
by Connie Blaszczyk | Center for Art, Science, and Technology
Computational neuroscientist Sarah...
April 8, 2019
Together, deep learning and symbolic reasoning create a program that learns in a remarkably humanlike way.
by Will Knight
Excerpt: "Over the decades since the inception of artificial intelligence, research in the field has fallen...
April 2, 2019
Researchers combine statistical and symbolic artificial intelligence techniques to speed learning and improve transparency.
Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence
A child who has never seen a pink elephant can still describe...
photo of Prof. Antonio Torralba
April 1, 2019
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact several sectors in a big way in the next ten years, especially healthcare, with several jobs to be affected and many other interesting jobs to emerge, an expert told...
Perception of a familiar face, such as Scarlett Johansson, is more robust than for unfamiliar faces, such as German celebrity Karoline Herferth.  Photos: Wikimedia Commons
March 22, 2019
McGovern Institute researchers find that the brain starts to register gender and age before recognizing a face.
Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Our brains are incredibly good at processing faces, and even have...
Natural Language Processing’s Crazy Busy Start to 2019
March 15, 2019
by Gino Diño
Natural language processing (NLP) and Generation (NLG) continue to boom, powered by rapid advances in machine learning. Slator continually monitors NLP and NLG as the umbrella category to which machine translation (...
MIT researchers have found that the part of the visual cortex known as the inferotemporal (IT) cortex is required to distinguish between different objects.  Image: Chelsea Turner, MIT
March 13, 2019
Study shows that a brain region called the inferotemporal cortex is key to differentiating bears from chairs.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
As visual information flows into the brain through the retina, the visual cortex...
Boris Katz
March 13, 2019
Boris Katz has spent his career trying to help machines master language. He believes that current AI techniques aren’t enough to make Siri or Alexa truly smart.
by Will Knight
iri, Alexa, Google Home—technology that parses...

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