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Regina Barzilay wins $1M Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Squirrel AI award

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For more than 100 years Nobel Prizes have been given out annually to recognize breakthrough achievements in chemistry, literature, medicine, peace, and physics. As these...
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MIT undergraduates pursue research opportunities through the pandemic

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Even in ordinary times, scientific process is stressful, with its demand for open-ended exploration and persistence in the face of failure. But the pandemic has...
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Annual Women in Data Science conference discusses fake news

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What do radiation waves from space, the U.S. Census, and the human genome have in common? All three, like so many things today, involve massive...
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Muscle signals can pilot a robot

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Albert Einstein famously postulated that “the only real valuable thing is intuition,” arguably one of the most important keys to understanding intention and communication.  But...
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MIT conference reveals the power of using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs

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Developing drugs to combat Covid-19 is a global priority, requiring communities to come together to fight the spread of infection. At MIT, researchers with backgrounds...
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Automating the search for entirely new “curiosity” algorithms

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Driven by an innate curiosity, children pick up new skills as they explore the world and learn from their experience. Computers, by contrast, often get...
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A foolproof way to shrink deep learning models

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As more artificial intelligence applications move to smartphones, deep learning models are getting smaller to allow apps to run faster and save battery power. Now,...
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A data-driven response to a pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge how societies and institutions function at macro and micro scales. In the United States, the novel coronavirus has affected...
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Examining racial attitudes in virtual spaces through gaming

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The national dialogue on race has progressed powerfully and painfully in the past year, and issues of racial bias in the news have become ubiquitous....
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What can your microwave tell you about your health?

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For many of us, our microwaves and dishwashers aren’t the first thing that come to mind when trying to glean health information, beyond that we...
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Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

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Artificial intelligence could play a decisive role in stopping the Covid-19 pandemic. To give the technology a push, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 projects at MIT...
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Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

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Tissue biopsy slides stained using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) dyes are a cornerstone of histopathology, especially for pathologists needing to diagnose and determine the stage...
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Undergraduates develop next-generation intelligence tools

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The coronavirus pandemic has driven us apart physically while reminding us of the power of technology to connect. When MIT shut its doors in March,...
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Giving soft robots feeling

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One of the hottest topics in robotics is the field of soft robots, which utilizes squishy and flexible materials rather than traditional rigid materials. But...
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CSAIL robot disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank

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With every droplet that we can’t see, touch, or feel dispersed into the air, the threat of spreading Covid-19 persists. It’s become increasingly critical to...
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What jumps out in a photo changes the longer we look

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What seizes your attention at first glance might change with a closer look. That elephant dressed in red wallpaper might initially grab your eye until your gaze moves to...
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MIT-Takeda program launches

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In February, researchers from MIT and Takeda Pharmaceuticals joined together to celebrate the official launch of the MIT-Takeda Program. The MIT-Takeda Program aims to fuel...
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MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research

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The following was issued as a joint release from the MIT AgeLab and Toyota Collaborative Safety Research Center. How can we train self-driving vehicles to...
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Better simulation meshes well for design software (and more)

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The digital age has spurred the rise of entire industries aimed at simulating our world and the objects in it. Simulation is what helps movies...

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