Nancy Kanwisher at Ted2014 discusses the complexity of facial recognition
April 29, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Nancy Kanwisher, Leader for CBMM’s Research Thrust 4 – Social Intelligence, recently discussed her research at Ted2014. The Kanwisher Lab utilizes brain imaging to identify and understand new functionally specific brain regions and their role in perception and social cognition.  Nancy’s Ted Talk specifically focuses on the face-processing region of the brain and the effects on face recognition. Take a look at the overview of her talk on Ted...
April 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm
In an article describing the development of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, MIT Technology Review discusses the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and the challenging questions we seek to answer. Read the feature, “Mens et Apparata,” here >
Robert Desimone
April 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm
CBMM’s Robert Desimone, the Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience, director of MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and Investigator with Thrust 2 – Circuits for Intelligence and Thrust 5 – Theories of Intelligence, has a new article in Science about object-based attention.  The study used neuroimaging methods to examine how our brains direct visual attention to different types of objects. Read the MIT News article here...
Google CEO Larry Page discusses CBMM Partner DeepMind at Ted2014
April 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm
In a recent Ted2014 Talk, Charlie Rose asks Larry Page about CBMM Industrial Partner, DeepMind. Recently acquired by Google, DeepMind works on the exciting and ever-changing fields of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Systems Neuroscience. Page praises DeepMind’s work on the evolution of Machine Learning as well as the significance of merging neuroscience and computer science to further develop the Artificial Intelligence field....
Top-down Control of Attention
April 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Seminar Room, 46-3189
Robert Desimone; Thrust 2 – Circuits for Intelligence and Thrust 5 – Theories of Intelligence
Progress on the CBMM challenge questions: What/Who is there?
Abstract:
We continue the series of weekly discussions and reports on each CBMM challenge question describing progress and problems of ongoing work at CBMM.
Thrust 2 is focused on the Neural Circuits and on how models for the CBMM...
April 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
The CBMM Postdoc Group meeting will be hosted at MIT.  This week we will have a special event and collaborate with members of the GE-Analytics Team.
Summary:
Special collaboration meeting with researchers from GE Analytics.
There were 38 participants, 9 from GE and 29 CBMM postdocs, grad-students...
Gary Marcus
April 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology at NYU and Visiting Cognitive Scientist at the Allen Institute for Brain..., Adam Marblestone, Harvard University and Tom Dean, Google
Abstract:
The human neocortex participates in a wide range of tasks, yet superficially appears to adhere to a relatively uniform six-layered architecture throughout its extent. For that reason, much research has been devoted to characterizing a single “canonical” cortical...
April 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Winrich Freiwald and Joel Z. Leibo; CBMM Thrust 5 – Theories for Intelligence
Title: On the neural mechanisms of face recognition: from experiments to theory
Abstract:
Object recognition, the ability to identify an object despite vast changes in appearance due to changes in lighting or orientation, is a major accomplishment of the primate brain, as a result of which we can...
General Electric
April 11, 2014 - 5:15 pm
CBMM is delighted to announce an industrial alliance with GE Software’s labs for advanced research. At the heart of the Industrial Internet is the integration of analytics, intelligence, sensors and data with machines.  And GE’s focus on predictive analytics is driving a more connected world of intelligent machines that can predict and prevent events – delivering outcomes that matter for customers, industries, and people with cleaner energy...
Alignment example
April 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Michael Buice, Allen Institute for Brain Science, CBMM Thrust 2: Circuits for Intelligence and Thrust 5:...
Progress on the CBMM challenge questions: What/Who is there?
Abstract:
In the Jeopardy/Watson effort every week on Friday there was an evaluation of performance. We continue the series of weekly discussions and reports on each CBMM challenge question [e.g. What is there? What will happen next? What...
April 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Tomaso Poggio and Jim Mutch; CBMM Thrust 5 – Theories for Intelligence
Progress of CBMM Challenge – Enabling Theory
Abstract:
We continue the series of weekly discussions and reports on each CBMM challenge question [e.g. What is there? What will happen next? What are they doing? etc.] describing progress and problems of ongoing work at CBMM.
This Friday we will speak...
Schlumberger logo
March 28, 2014 - 5:15 pm
CBMM is delighted to announce an industrial partnership with Schlumberger Limited, the world leader in oil-field exploration services.  The goal of this partnership is to further knowledge in aspects of machine learning, artificial intelligence and related fields as it relates to the solution of complex engineering problems such as those in the area of oil exploration. Tarek Habashy, Director of Schlumberger Research – Boston recently...
Visual Understanding: A view from the future
March 21, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Andrei Barbu and Daniel Harari; CBMM Thrust 3 – Visual Intelligence
Progress on the CBMM challenge questions: What is there? and Who is there?
Title: Thrust 3: Vision and language
Abstract: A fundamental human ability is to communicate with others about what we are perceiving and to change our understanding of the world when others are communicating with us. To...
March 21, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Fabio Anselmi
Agenda:
Topic: I-theory and its application to image representation yielding with invariance to rotation, translation and scale – a common human visual capability.

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