October 11, 2013 - 8:30 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Reading Room, 46-5165
Agenda:
Administrative items
 Resolutions: management meeting 3 days ago
CBMM Web site http://cbmm.mit.edu/ has  news and information
PI: Published papers/talks/classes: please let Kathleen know

Presentation: Research Thrust 1: Josh Tenenbaum and Liz Spelke’s labs
Dmitri “Mitya” Chklovskii
October 10, 2013 - 3:30 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Dmitri “Mitya” Chklovskii, Janelia Farm, HHMI
Animal behaviour arises from computations in neuronal circuits, but our understanding of these computations has been frustrated by the lack of detailed synaptic connection maps, or connectomes. For example, despite intensive investigations over half a century, the neuronal implementation of local...
October 7, 2013 - 4:45 pm
MIT center, backed by $25m federal grant, learning from infant brain research. CAMBRIDGE — The bold quest to build intelligent machines has, after more than half a century, brought us to this point: Scientists can build a “Jeopardy!” champion, but a child can handily outperform a computer when it comes to deciphering social situations, learning, or pretty much any activity outside the machine’s narrow band of expertise. To change that, a group...
October 4, 2013 - 8:30 pm
Harvard University: William James Hall, 7th Floor
Nakayama Lab , Kanwisher Lab
Harvard will be hosting this week’s CBMM Research meeting.
There will be informal presentations from the Nakayama and Kanwisher labs.
We hope you will be able to join us.
September 27, 2013 - 8:30 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Reading Room, 46-5165
Tomaso Poggio
Agenda

CBMM vision
Meeting with Farnam Jahanian
Education+outreach decisions
Core project: discussion
Community building

Summary, Director Poggio:
Last week we had the first of a series of weekly meetings which have the purposes

 of community building
of sharing the CBMM vision and
of...
September 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $25 million award over 5 years to a new Science and Technology Center (STC) called the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines. This STC will be a multi-institution collaboration, with a partnership between MIT and Harvard at its heart. The startling triumphs of Deep Blue in chess and Watson in Jeopardy, coupled with news of driverless cars and drones making automated landings on aircraft carriers...
September 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm
A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence. Read the Press Release from Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office >
New center to better understand human intelligence, build smarter machines
September 9, 2013 - 4:30 pm
NSF awards $25 million to MIT-based center to advance brain understanding Siri and Watson may seem brainy in certain situations, but to build truly smart, world-changing machines, researchers must understand how human intelligence emerges from brain activity. Such an awesome challenge requires that scientists and engineers across key fields work together to learn how the brain performs complex computations, from social interactions to visual...

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