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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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Machine learning identifies links between world’s oceans

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Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point,...
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Model learns how individual amino acids determine protein function

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A machine-learning model from MIT researchers computationally breaks down how segments of amino acid chains determine a protein’s function, which could help researchers design and...
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Combining artificial intelligence with their passions

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Computational thinking will be the mark of an MIT education when the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing opens this fall, and glimpses of what’s...
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Mathematics Professor Bonnie Berger honored with ISCB Senior Scientist Award

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Bonnie Berger, the Simons Professor of Mathematics at MIT, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the International Society for Computational Biology Senior Scientist...
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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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3Q: Machine learning and climate modeling

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Today, predicting what the future has in store for Earth’s climate means dealing in uncertainties. For example, the core climate projections from the Intergovernmental Panel...
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MIT adds computational Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences to its PhD offerings

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The MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) has expanded its academic program to include a new doctoral field: computational Earth, atmospheric, and...
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Building site identified for MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing

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MIT has identified a preferred location for the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing headquarters: the current site of Building 44. The new...
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Addressing the possibility of life on Mars

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In 2018, millions of people around the world caught glimpses of the planet Mars, discernible as a bright red dot in the summer’s night skies....
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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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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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MIT-created programming language Julia 1.0 debuts

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After years of tinkering, the dynamic programming language Julia 1.0 was officially released to the public during JuliaCon, an annual conference of Julia users held recently in...
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Center for Theoretical Physics celebrates 50 years

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) hosted a symposium on Saturday, March 24. “CTP50: The Center for...
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Clearing the air over Southeast Asia

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In recent years Southeast Asia has seen a significant increase in the intensity and frequency of haze events, or days in which visibility falls below...

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