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...
Paul G. Allen
October 16, 2018
Technology and life sciences leaders say they’ll remember Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, and investor who passed away Monday at age 65, as an “inspiration” whose work will impact the fields he worked in for...
brain shaped out of different currency symbols
October 10, 2018
Micron Ventures announced it will invest up to $100 million in venture funding targeted at technology startups focused on artificial intelligence (AI), with twenty percent aimed at startups led by women and other underrepresented...
Prof. Tomaso Poggio
October 5, 2018
CBMM Director Tomaso Poggio will be giving the plenary talk at Fujitsu Laboratories Advanced Technology Symposium 2018 (FLATS 2018), on October 9, 2018, in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Fujitsu Laboratories hosts the annual...
BMM Summer Course 2018 students working together
October 5, 2018
New investment supports intelligence research, student fellowships

Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research | MIT News
October 4, 2018

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. and MIT's Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM...
MIT researchers have devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do.
October 4, 2018
In simulations, robots move through new environments by exploring, observing, and drawing from learned experiences.
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office
When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate...
Prof. Ethan Meyers
September 24, 2018
Meyers will analyze animal brain activity in real time using algorithms he has created
By Abigail Meisel
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UMass and Hampshire, among them Assistant Professor of Statistics Ethan Meyers...