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Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic

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Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. In laboratory tests, the drug killed many of the world’s most problematic...
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MIT researchers identify security vulnerabilities in voting app

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In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using internet and mobile technology to increase access to the voting process. At the same...
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“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

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For the first time, MIT researchers have enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in 3D space, by leveraging only motion and position...
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Automated system can rewrite outdated sentences in Wikipedia articles

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A system created by MIT researchers could be used to automatically update factual inconsistencies in Wikipedia articles, reducing time and effort spent by human editors...
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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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Giving cryptocurrency users more bang for their buck

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A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme co-invented by MIT researchers can boost the efficiency — and, ultimately, profits — of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously...
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Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps

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A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could...
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How well can computers connect symptoms to diseases?

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A new MIT study finds “health knowledge graphs,” which show relationships between symptoms and diseases and are intended to help with clinical diagnosis, can fall...
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Tool predicts how fast code will run on a chip

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MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications.   To get code to run as...
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Helping machines perceive some laws of physics

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Humans have an early understanding of the laws of physical reality. Infants, for instance, hold expectations for how objects should move and interact with each...
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Producing better guides for medical-image analysis

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MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.   One...
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How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies

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MIT researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a monumental...
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MIT conference focuses on preparing workers for the era of artificial

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In opening yesterday’s AI and the Work of the Future Congress, MIT Professor Daniela Rus presented diverging views of how artificial intelligence will impact jobs...
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Bot can beat humans in multiplayer hidden-role games

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MIT researchers have developed a bot equipped with artificial intelligence that can beat human players in tricky online multiplayer games where player roles and motives...
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Better autonomous “reasoning” at tricky intersections

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MIT and Toyota researchers have designed a new model to help autonomous vehicles determine when it’s safe to merge into traffic at intersections with obstructed...
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Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

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To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine...
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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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