MIT Quest for Intelligence Launch: Scaling AI the Human Way (12:14)

MIT Quest for Intelligence Launch: Scaling AI the Human Way (12:14)

Date Posted:  June 25, 2018
Date Recorded:  March 1, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):  Joshua Tenenbaum

Early in the spring of 2018, MIT launched the MIT Quest for Intelligence to advance the science and engineering of both human and machine intelligence. This Institute-wide initiative “seeks to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.” At the MIT Quest Launch event on March 1, 2018, several CBMM faculty described their vision of this Quest for Intelligence, highlighting synergies with the scientific mission of the Center.

A key to understanding general human intelligence is to explore how it develops in infants and young children. Joshua Tenenbaum, Professor of Computational Cognitive Science, elucidates key aspects of how the learning process in young children can be modelled, drawing on a probabilistic programming framework, in order to build common sense reasoning about the physics of the world and psychology of agents and their interactions, both of which are essential to creating machines with the flexible, general intelligence of humans.

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