Tag : MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (eecs)

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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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Using AI to predict breast cancer and personalize care

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Despite major advances in genetics and modern imaging, the diagnosis catches most breast cancer patients by surprise. For some, it comes too late. Later diagnosis...
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Smarter training of neural networks

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These days, nearly all the artificial intelligence-based products in our lives rely on “deep neural networks” that automatically learn to process labeled data. For most...
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Improving security as artificial intelligence moves to smartphones

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Smartphones, security cameras, and speakers are just a few of the devices that will soon be running more artificial intelligence software to speed up image-...
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Driving toward success

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After being involved in two serious car accidents, Chien-Chih “Ernie” Ho dedicated himself to a lifelong goal: Develop self-driving car technology that could save millions...
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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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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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Exploring the nature of intelligence

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Algorithms modeled loosely on the brain have helped artificial intelligence take a giant leap forward in recent years. Those algorithms, in turn, have advanced our...
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School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

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The School of Engineering is welcoming 11 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers. With research and teaching activities ranging from the development...
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3Q: Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence

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Machine learning algorithms now underlie much of the software we use, helping to personalize our news feeds and finish our thoughts before we’re done typing....
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Reproducing paintings that make an impression

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The empty frames hanging inside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum serve as a tangible reminder of the world’s biggest unsolved art heist. While the original masterpieces...
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Artificial intelligence summit adresses impact of technology on jobs and global economy

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This week MIT hosted its second annual summit on “AI and the Future of Work,” bringing together representatives from industry, government and academia to discuss the...
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Defending against Spectre and Meltdown attacks

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In January the technology world was rattled by the discovery of Meltdown and Spectre, two major security vulnerabilities in the processors that can be found...
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Ideas abound at Quest for Intelligence workshop

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From symbol classification in the brain to understanding built-in versus learned knowledge in children, the research ideas associated with the MIT Quest for Intelligence are...
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Regina Barzilay, James Collins, and Phil Sharp join leadership of new effort on machine learning in health

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Regina Barzilay and James Collins have been named the faculty co-leads of the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health, or J-Clinic, effective...
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Detecting fake news at its source

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Lately the fact-checking world has been in a bit of a crisis. Sites like Politifact and Snopes have traditionally focused on specific claims, which is...
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3Q: Antonio Torralba on what's next for the Quest for Intelligence

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It’s hard to name a field that artificial intelligence hasn’t impacted already. From mobile devices with facial recognition to self-driving cars, we are still experiencing...
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CSAIL launches new initiative for financial technology

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Recent advances in automating and digitizing financial services has largely changed how we use technology to make fiscal decisions. As infrastructure and operations are changing...

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