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Three from MIT are named 2020 fellows of the IEEE

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Among the newly selected 2020 class of fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) are three members of the MIT community: Hari...
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Bringing artificial intelligence and MIT to middle school classrooms

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In the age of Alexa, YouTube recommendations, and Spotify playlists, artificial intelligence has become a way of life, improving marketing and advertising, e-commerce, and more....
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Finding a good read among billions of choices

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With billions of books, news stories, and documents online, there’s never been a better time to be reading — if you have time to sift...
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Boston-area girls discover a passion for coding

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“My goal is to make computing ‘normal’ for girls,” says Sabina Chen from Lincoln Laboratory’s Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group, who led a workshop that...
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Differences between deep neural networks and human perception

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When your mother calls your name, you know it’s her voice — no matter the volume, even over a poor cell phone connection. And when...
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This object-recognition dataset stumped the world’s best computer vision models

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Computer vision models have learned to identify objects in photos so accurately that some can outperform humans on some datasets. But when those same object...
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Intelligent Towing Tank propels human-robot-computer research

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In its first year of operation, the Intelligent Towing Tank (ITT) conducted about 100,000 total experiments, essentially completing the equivalent of a PhD student’s five...
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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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Paul McEuen delivers inaugural Dresselhaus Lecture on cell-sized robots

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Functional, intelligent robots the size of a single cell are within reach, said Cornell University Professor Paul McEuen at the inaugural Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lecture...
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Restructuring the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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As part of the founding of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the largest...
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Bryan Reimer receives human factors innovator award

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MIT Research Engineer Bryan Reimer recently received the Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Reimer directs a multidisciplinary...
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3 Questions: Dan Huttenlocher on the formation of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

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Since beginning his position in August, Dean Dan Huttenlocher has been working on developing the organizational structure of the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College...
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MIT art installation aims to empower a more discerning public

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Videos doctored by artificial intelligence, culturally known as “deepfakes,” are being created and shared by the public at an alarming rate. Using advanced computer graphics...
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Students push to speed up artificial intelligence adoption in Latin America

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Omar Costilla Reyes reels off all the ways that artificial intelligence might benefit his native Mexico. It could raise living standards, he says, lower health...
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PhD student Marc Aidinoff explores how technology impacts public policy

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“Computers have encapsulated so many collective hopes and fears for the future,” says Marc Aidinoff, a PhD candidate in History/Anthropology/Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS), a...
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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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Visualizing an AI model’s blind spots

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Anyone who has spent time on social media has probably noticed that GANs, or generative adversarial networks, have become remarkably good at drawing faces. They...
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Machine learning shows no difference in angina symptoms between men and women

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The symptoms of angina — the pain that occurs in coronary artery disease — do not differ substantially between men and women, according to the...
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Driving toward a healthier planet

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With 100 million Toyota vehicles on the planet emitting greenhouse gases at a rate roughly comparable to those of France, the Toyota Motor Corporation has...

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