March 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Seminar Room, 46-5193
Agenda:

Continue with short presentations of research topics and potential collaborations.

Summary:

Discussed some administrative issues related to the effectiveness evaluation of the postdoc group activities and meetings. 
Jed Singer talked about his recent work on ECOG recordings from...
MIT AI Memo No. 1 (See link below to read full Memo)
March 10, 2014 - 5:15 pm
Long before the Internet, AI Memos were written at MIT by the pioneering people who were creating the new field of Artificial Intelligence at MIT. They were read by their local colleagues and by collaborators at Stanford, CMU, and other laboratories worldwide. As soon as I (Tomaso) arrived to the US, I started to write AI memos, The first (in ’76) was the first version of the “level manifesto” (AI memo 357 by D. Marr and T. Poggio by the title “...
March 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm
The CBMM postdoc group (announced on December 12, 2013) is part of a mentoring plan aimed to provide postdoctoral researches supported by the center, a flexible framework for professional and career development. This plan includes both structured and informal mentoring activities, career planning assistance, and opportunities to learn valuable career skills such as grant writing, teaching, networking and communication. We will follow good...
Alexander V. Terekhov
March 6, 2014 - 11:45 am
Alexander V. Terekhov, Postdoc, Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Paris Descartes University (...
Abstract:
The brain sitting inside its bony cavity sends and receives myriads of sensory inputs and outputs. A problem that must be solved either in ontogeny or phylogeny is how to extract the particular characteristics within this “blooming buzzing confusion” that signal the existence and nature...
White House Logo
March 5, 2014 - 5:00 pm
“So there is this enormous mystery waiting to be unlocked, and the BRAIN Initiative will change that by giving scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember. And that knowledge could be — will be –transformative.” -  President Barack Obama, April 2013   Following the President’s Briefing on the budget, the White House posted a...
Molly Dillon - photo credit Rose Lincoln
February 28, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Progress on the CBMM challenge questions: what is there? and who is there?
Title: The origin and development of uniquely human geometric intelligence
Presenters: Moira Dillon, Elizabeth Spelke
Collaborators: L Mahadevan, Josh Tenenbaum; CBMM Thrust 1 – Development of Intelligence
Abstract: In the...
February 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Seminar Room, 46-5193
 
Agenda:
Continue with short presentations by Jed, Andrie and Georgios about research topics and potential collaborations.
 
Porto Antico
February 18, 2014 - 9:00 am
Course organized by the POLITECMED cluster of Companies and Research Institutions in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Informatica, Bioingegneria, Robotica e Ingegneria dei Sistemi (DIBRIS), Center for Brain Minds and Machines (CBMM), and with the contribution of the European Regional...
February 14, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Topic: Progress on the CBMM challenge questions: what is there?  and who is there?
Presenters: Camille Gomez and/or Gabriel Kreiman (work with Rick Born and JoJo Nassi).
Abstract:
In the Jeopardy/Watson effort  every week on Friday there was an evaluation of performance. We begin here a series of...
February 14, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Agenda:
Research projects we all work on and possible collaborations that we could form with each other.
February 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Reading Room, 46-5165
Agenda:
Organizational meeting in order to start the activities of the group.
Notes:
Toggle meetings location between MIT and Harvard (preferably just before the CBMM meetings)
Meet regularly every two or three weeks (possibly more often during the first couple of months)
Focus on both scientific...
February 7, 2014 - 4:30 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Reading Room, 46-5165

Presentation: Research Thrust 2 – Circuits for Intelligence: Datasets and Metrics for the CBMM Challenge
Speakers: Prof. Gabriel Kreiman, Leyla Isik and Andrea Tacchetti
Abstract:
The performance of humans, computational models, or a population of neurons on a given task can be measured by single...
Microsoft Research - Cambridge
February 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm
CBMM doctoral students are encouraged to apply for an internship with industrial partner – Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK. Deadline of Feb 28th.Click here for online application. Microsoft Research suggests that applicants chose a MSR Researcher to work with, make contact with that researcher and enter list the researcher as “MSR contact” on the application. Please email advise Kathleen Sullivan kdsulliv [at] mit.edu when you’re application...
Festival delle Scienze 2014: Dr. Tomaso Poggio’s talk is available online
January 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Tomaso Poggio, Director of CBMM, participated in a panel discussion entitled “Il linguaggio degli umani e quello delle macchine -  Human language and machine language”, as part of the Rome Science Festival 2014. Dr. Poggio’s talk included an overview of the Center’s vision and goals.   Il linguaggio degli umani e quello delle macchine Sunday, January 26, 2014, Sala Petrassi Introduction: Vittorio Bo (in Italian) Talks: Stuart Shieber...
January 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Two of the Center’s industrial partners have been in the news this week. Congratulations to Demis Hassabis on the recent acquisition of DeepMind by Google.   Links to some of the recent articles: Google buys UK artificial intelligence startup Deepmind for £400m Google makes its biggest EU purchase yet with the technology that aims to make computers think like humans by Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian, January 27, 2014  Read full...

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