Tag : Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

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Data systems that learn to be better

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Big data has gotten really, really big: By 2025, all the world’s data will add up to an estimated 175 trillion gigabytes. For a visual,...
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Microsoft President Brad Smith talks data, Covid-19, and a potential “digital 9/11”

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In a virtual discussion hosted by MIT last week, viewers learned that there are many problems that concern Microsoft President Brad Smith: things like climate...
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Computational thinking class enables students to engage in Covid-19 response

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When an introductory computational science class, which is open to the general public, was repurposed to study the Covid-19 pandemic this spring, the instructors saw...
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To self-drive in the snow, look under the road

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Car companies have been feverishly working to improve the technologies behind self-driving cars. But so far even the most high-tech vehicles still fail when it...
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Hey Alexa! Sorry I fooled you …

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A human can likely tell the difference between a turtle and a rifle. Two years ago, Google’s AI wasn’t so sure. For quite some time,...
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Using computers to view the unseen

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Cameras and computers together can conquer some seriously stunning feats. Giving computers vision has helped us fight wildfires in California, understand complex and treacherous roads...
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Predicting people's driving personalities

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Self-driving cars are coming. But for all their fancy sensors and intricate data-crunching abilities, even the most cutting-edge cars lack something that (almost) every 16-year-old...
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What makes an image memorable? Ask a computer

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From the “Mona Lisa” to the “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” some images linger in the mind long after others have faded. Ask an artist...
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What makes an image memorable? Ask a computer scientist

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From the “Mona Lisa” to the “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” some images linger in the mind long after others have faded. Ask an artist...
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Pushy robots learn the fundamentals of object manipulation

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MIT researchers have compiled a dataset that captures the detailed behavior of a robotic system physically pushing hundreds of different objects. Using the dataset —...
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Alan Edelman recognized with 2019 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award

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Applied mathematics Professor Alan Edelman has been selected to receive the 2019 IEEE Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. Edelman was cited “for outstanding breakthroughs in high...
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Objects can now change colors like a chameleon

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The color-changing capabilities of chameleons have long bewildered willing observers. The philosopher Aristotle himself was long mystified by these adaptive creatures. But while humans can’t...
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Developing artificial intelligence tools for all

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For all of the hype about artificial intelligence (AI), most software is still geared toward engineers. To demystify AI and unlock its benefits, the MIT...
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Robots that can sort recycling

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Every year trash companies sift through an estimated 68 million tons of recycling, which is the weight equivalent of more than 30 million cars. A...
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Machine learning moves popular data elements into a bucket of their own

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If you look under the hood of the internet, you’ll find lots of gears churning along that make it all possible. For example, take a...
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Teaching machines to reason about what they see

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A child who has never seen a pink elephant can still describe one — unlike a computer. “The computer learns from data,” says Jiajun Wu,...
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Robot hand is soft and strong

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Fifty years ago, the first industrial robot arm (called Unimate) assembled a simple breakfast of toast, coffee, and champagne. While it might have looked like...
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Exercises in amazement: Discovering deep learning

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It was standing-room only in the Stata Center’s Kirsch Auditorium when some 300 attendees showed up for opening lectures for MIT’s intensive, student-designed course 6.S191...
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Computing the future

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As part of the public launch of the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, MIT hosted a special fireside chat Wednesday, Feb.27, at Kresge Auditorium...
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School of Engineering third quarter 2018 awards

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Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their...

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