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January 27, 2016
by John Markoff
January 27, 2016
Excerpt: "Artificial intelligence researchers are closing in on a new benchmark for comparing the human mind and machine. On Wednesday, DeepMind, a research organization that operates under the...
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January 26, 2016
Thank you to Emily Mackevicius (Fee Lab) for organizing the wonderful Tutorial Series in Computational Topics for BCS! this tutorial series was hosted at MIT over the month of January 2016 as part of the MIT Independent...
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January 8, 2016
A new article in the Italian news paper "La Stampa" features an interview with Prof. Tomaso Poggio, where the topic of ethical challenges in artificial intelligence and genetic engineering are addressed.
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December 23, 2015
Algorithms could learn to recognize objects from a few examples, not millions; may better model human cognition.
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
December 23, 2015
 
An excerpt for the article:
"Object-recognition systems are...
December 21, 2015
CBMM would like to thank Prof. Tomaso Poggio, Prof. Gabriel Kreiman, and Dr. Max Nickel, for making this year's symposium at NIPS possible. The symposium was a huge success.
A special thank you to all of the symposium...
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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...
Image by Danqing Wang (The Washington Post)
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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