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July 6, 2015 - 3:15 pm
New International Grants Program Jump-Starts Research to Ensure AI Remains Beneficial Elon-Musk-backed program signals growing interest in new branch of artificial intelligence research Amid rapid industry investment in developing smarter artificial intelligence, a new branch of research has begun to take off aimed at ensuring that society can reap the benefits of AI while avoiding potential pitfalls. The Boston-based Future of Life Institute (...
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June 30, 2015 - 11:15 am
Prof. Daniel Rockmore, Director of the Neukom Institute for Computational Science and CBMM External Advisory Committee Member, shared teh following announcement fo the “Turing Tests in Creativity” competitions: Dartmouth Press Release, by John D. Cramer June 29, 2015 Scientists recently built a deep learning machine that outperforms the average human on IQ tests. But could an artificially intelligent computer write “Shall I compare thee to a...
Genoa, Italy
June 22, 2015 - 9:00 am
CBMM and its partners, the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) , LCSL, and the University of Genova are co-organizing a machine learning course for this summer in Genoa, Italy. The course will be held June 22nd - 26th, 2015. Instructors: - Lorenzo Rosasco, Universita' di Genova (also Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology). - Francesca Odone, Universita' di Genova. Registration is now closed. The deadline was...
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
June 15, 2015 - 5:15 pm
Princeton Neuroscience Institute will be hosting a summer course which might be of interest to the CBMM community:
New intensive summer course: Neurotechnologies for Analysis of Neural Dynamics
Directors: David W. Tank and Michael Berry, Princeton University,
Dates: June 15 – July 12, 2015
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June 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Five of the Best Computer Science Classes in the U.S.: This is where the smartest coders cut their teeth by Peter Reford BloombergBusiness, June 11, 2015   Congratulations to Prof. Patrick Winston! His MIT Course 6.034 was included in Bloomberg Business's list of the Five of the Best Computer Science Classes in the U.S. Excerpt: "MIT’s 6.034: Artificial Intelligence  Professor: Patrick Winston, PhD Notable alumni: Early Googler Wesley Chan, U.S...
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June 11, 2015 - 9:00 am
Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Location: CVPR 2015, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
We're planning a day of invited speakers and a poster session. Submissions are non-archival short 2 page abstracts. Submission of both novel and already-published but relevant work is encouraged.
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June 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm
Best Paper Honorable Mention (Sponsored by Cognex, Hardware prize sponsored by NVIDIA): Title: Picture: A Probabilistic Programming Language for Scene Perception Authors: Tejas D Kulkarni, Pushmeet Kohli, Joshua B Tenenbaum, Vikash Mansinghka Click here to read the paper: http://www.cv-foundation.org/openaccess/content_cvpr_2015/papers/Kulkarni_Picture_A_Probabilistic_2015_CVPR_paper.pdf  
June 2, 2015 - 9:00 am
This meeting is by invitation only.
Photo of Prof. Tomaso Poggio, photo credit Kent Dayton
May 27, 2015 - 3:15 pm
Article is in Italian
Cover of Il Venerdi di Repubblica, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Click here to read article. Article is in italian.
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May 12, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Maryam Vaziri Pashkam  
Humans are experts at reading others’ actions. They efficiently process others’ movements in real time to predict intended future movements. Here we designed a competitive reaching task to investigate real-time body reading in a naturalistic setting. Two subjects faced each other separated...
May 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Marc Howard (BU) Host: Sam Gershman
Abstract: The Weber-Fechner law is a foundational rule of psychophysics that applies to many sensory dimensions.  Biologically, the Weber-Fechner law can be implemented by a set of cells with receptive fields supporting a logarithmic scale.  Psychologically, we have the ability to preferentially...
May 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm
By Invitation only.
Tomaso Poggio on OVO
May 5, 2015 - 10:15 am
Prof. Tomaso Poggio interviewed by OVO Italia. This interview of Prof. Poggio is in Italian, but a summary in English is on the Ovo website, below the video.
Building newborn minds in virtual worlds
April 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Justin Wood, USC
Abstract: What are the origins of high-level vision: Is this ability hardwired by genes or learned during development? Although researchers have been wrestling with this question for over a century, progress has been hampered by two major limitations: (1) most newborn animals cannot be raised in...