digitized Waldo in a human eye
September 14, 2018
Biologically inspired computational model can efficiently and invariantly search for natural objects in complex scenes
by Kris Brewer

Since 1987, people have been searching for the elusive red and white adorned “Waldo” in the...
baby using laptop
September 13, 2018
by Nicole Laskowski Senior News Writer

Advances in AI have spurred high interest in the technology, but the road to making machines intelligent remains a long one, said MIT's Josh Tenenbaum at the EmTech conference.

Prof. Josh Tenenbaum
September 12, 2018

Cognitive science and neuroscience could inspire the next big innovations in artificial intelligence, says the head of an ambitious new MIT-led research project.
by Will Knight

The next big breakthroughs in artificial...
engineer with signs of "born" or "made"
August 27, 2018
by Leland Teschler
"YOU MIGHT THINK the way to make better engineers is to improve engineering education. Although there may be something to that idea, it is becoming apparent that factors outside the formal learning process may...
figures describing the research on occluded objects
August 15, 2018
Machines inspired by physiological and anatomical constraints to improve pattern completion
by Kris Brewer
When we open our eyes in the morning and take in that first scene of the day, we don’t give much thought to our...
Screenshot of MIT News website
August 6, 2018
Collaboration between MIT and Weizmann Institute of Science supports new avenues of scientific research.
Sagol family grant will enable MIT and Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science to work together on multidisciplinary projects...
July 24, 2018
On Mon., July 23, 2018, the MIT School of Science announced eight faculty members to named professorship. These positions afford the faculty members additional support to pursue their research and develop their careers.
In this...
photo of monkey
July 23, 2018
"Most animals, including our primate cousins, communicate: they gesture, grimace, grunt, and sing. As a rule, however, they do not speak. So how, exactly, did humans acquire their unique talent for verbal discourse? And how do...
photo of Winrich Freiwald
July 16, 2018
Following an enthusiastic endorsement by the Committee on Scientific Affairs, three Rockefeller scientists have been promoted to professor, effective July 1. Receiving promotions are Sean Brady, head of the Laboratory of...
July 13, 2018
Your humble author of the Ombudsman Alert, who taught Mathematics at MIT during 1957-60, was honored  to also be a junior member of a research team in the emerging...