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June 8, 2016 - 9:00 am
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
By invitation only.
MIT Campaign Feature: The Matter of Minds
May 31, 2016 - 5:45 pm
“MIT’s greatest invention may be itself—an unusual concentration of unusual talent, restlessly reinventing itself on a mission to make a better world.” MIT President L. Rafael Reif MIT launched the "MIT Campaign for a Better World" in May, 2016 to do just that. As part of the campaign, CBMM has been featured as one of the parts of the Discovery Science priority of the campaing. See the feature. Find out more about the campaign. Support the...
May 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Harvard NW Bldg. Room 243
CBMM postdocs will lead a discussion on Object detection performance
Photograph of Prof. Josh Tenenbaum
May 9, 2016 - 5:45 pm
Prof. Josh Tenenbaum has been awarded the Howard Crosby Warren Medal, from the Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP), for his pioneering and seminal contributions to our understanding of human knowledge development and human reasoning using probabilistic models of cognition.   Oral presentation of the SEP award:  Josh Tenenbaum is one of the pioneers and world's major contributors to probabilistic models of cognition. His research has...
May 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
McGovern Reading Room (45-5165)
Speaker: Robert Gütig (Max Planck Institute of Experimental Biology, Goettingen)
Robert Gütig is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Biology in Goettingen where he researches spike-based learning and information processing in neural networks. He was trained in Physics at the Free University of Berlin (Germany) and the University of Cambridge (UK). He did...
Photo of Prof. Shimon Ullman
May 3, 2016 - 6:45 pm
Congratulations to Prof. Shimon Ullman (Weizmann Institute of Science, MIT, CBMM)  who was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS.) Excerpt from AAAS press release, dated April 20, 2016: "The American Academy of Arts and Sciences today announced the election of 213 new members. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business, and philanthropic leaders....
Seth Lloyd
April 26, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Seth Lloyd, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Abstract: The order in which one asks people questions affects the probability of their answers. Similarly, in quantum mechanics, the order in which measurements are performed affects the probability of their outcomes. The quantum order effect has a specific mathematical pattern, which --...
An illustration (pictured) shows a traditional Go board and half showing computer-calculated moves. Image credit Google
April 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm
Demis Hassabis, Google DeepMind
Abstract: Dr. Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and...
Photograph of the MIT campus  taken from the Charles River Esplanade.
April 19, 2016 - 9:00 am
The Second Annual CBMM Retreat, Tuesday., April 19th through Wednesday, April 20, 2016, is at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. This event is an important opportunity for the CBMM Community to come together, present current research and discuss ongoing and/or...
April 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm
McGovern Reading Room, MIT 46-5165
Dr. Erik Blaser, Dr. Marc Pomplun, Dr. Jin Ho Park, UMass Boston
Abstract: Dr. Blaser (Psychology) and Dr. Pomplun (Computer Science) will give an introduction to ongoing research both in their labs, and more broadly at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  Dr. Blaser’s area is visual psychophysics (including work on visual attention and ocular dominance...
April 6, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Moderator: Max Tegmark Panelists: Adam Marblestone, Boris Katz, Josh Tenenbaum, Gabriel Kreiman, Seth Lloyd...
Main topic: What similarities/differences should we expect between the brain and AI-systems?
On one hand, one might expect evolution and engineering to discover similar solutions to similar computational problems. On the other hand, the two are optimizing under very different constraints: evolution...
Photo of Prof. L. Mahadevan
March 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Harvard NW Bldg. Room 243
L. Mahadevan, SEAS, Physics and OEB, Harvard University
Abstract: Geometry is typically associated with simultaneous processing of the relationship between objects, while probability is typically associated with the sequential processing of events.   I will  discuss some of our preliminary work on combining these subjects in two contexts: (i)...
March 30, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Harvard NW Bldg. Room 255
Discussing the limitations of current object detection tasks, evaluations and datasets and trying to suggest alternatives aligned with the goals of CBMM. The aim is to propose and formulate frameworks through CBMM for datasets, tasks, metrics, evaluation strategies etc.
CBMM Retreat 
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Photos of Prof.  Liz Spelke and Prof. Amnon Shashua
March 25, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Prof. Elzabeth Spelke, CBMM Associate Director, and Prof. Amnon Shashua, CBMM International Partner, have both been invited to be plenary speakers at CVPR 2016. The Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. CVPR 2016 will be held at Caesar's Palace, from June 26 - July 1, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.