Category: AI

Pioneering digital collaborations

MIT professors and MacArthur Fellows Regina Barzilay and Dina Katabi recently gathered leaders in technology, biotech, and regulatory agencies for a summit to inspire widespread adoption of artificial intelligence and digital technologies in health care.  …

Is your smile male or female?

The dynamics of how men and women smile differs measurably, according to new research, enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically assign gender purely based on a smile. Although automatic gender recognition is already available, existing …

Smart heat control of microchips

Thermal images. Credit: Image courtesy of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Thermal images. Credit: Image courtesy of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Close Technological progress in the electronics sector, such as higher speeds, reduced costs, and smaller …

How to develop an AI product

Awesome, not awesome. #Awesome“The internet is riddled with websites set up for the sole purpose of stealing a user’s information or installing malware on a victim’s machine. Antivirus companies blacklist them as fast as they can, …

Private browsing gets more private

Today, most web browsers have private-browsing modes, in which they temporarily desist from recording the user’s browsing history. But data accessed during private browsing sessions can still end up tucked away in a computer’s memory, …

Neural networks everywhere

Most recent advances in artificial-intelligence systems such as speech- or face-recognition programs have come courtesy of neural networks, densely interconnected meshes of simple information processors that learn to perform tasks by analyzing huge sets of …

Automating materials design

For decades, materials scientists have taken inspiration from the natural world. They’ll identify a biological material that has some desirable trait — such as the toughness of bones or conch shells — and reverse-engineer it. …

Lightweight robots harvest cucumbers

Automation-intensive sectors such as the automotive industry are not the only ones to rely on robots. In more and more agricultural settings, automation systems are superseding strenuous manual labor. Scientists are now developing and testing …

Robotic interiors

Imagine living in a cramped studio apartment in a large city — but being able to summon your bed or closet through a mobile app, call forth your desk using voice command, or have everything …

Bots that talk more like people

Before coming to MIT, Jeff Orkin SM ’07, PhD ’13 spent a decade building advanced, critically acclaimed artificial intelligence (AI) for video games. While working on F.E.A.R., a survival-horror first-person shooter game, he developed AI …

Better Conversations with Machines

Conversational Tooling The opportunities in this section are applicable to conversational interfaces, whether those interfaces are voice or text. Portable Conversational Skills One of the best parts of being a developer now as opposed to, …

Virtual twin in ten minutes

Avatars — virtual persons: A new system makes it possible to practice and improve motion sequences by providing individualized feedback in real time. The system is embodied by a virtual person acting as a coach. …

Quantum coupling

Physicists have linked atoms and superconductors in a key step towards new hardware for quantum computers and networks. Artificial Intelligence News — ScienceDaily

Appalling behavior at a machine learning conference

Awesome, not awesome. #Awesome“Scientists using advanced “neural network” machine-learning software to sift through thousands of weak, previously unstudied signals from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have identified two new worlds orbiting distant suns…”What’s different about this discovery …

Reading a neural network’s mind

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing huge sets of training data, have been responsible for the most impressive recent advances in artificial intelligence, including speech-recognition and automatic-translation systems. During training, however, …

The gift that sports gives to AI

The task of clustering data in the age of AI has some parallels with multi-event athletic competitions Clark Alexander and Sofya Akhmametyeva are sitting in an airy, modern downtown Chicago office, describing decathlons. “How do …

Chasing complexity

In his junior year of high school, Ryan Williams transferred from the public school in his hometown of Florette, Alabama — “essentially a courthouse and a couple gas stations,” as he describes it — to …

Should we ban humans from driving?

Awesome, not awesome. #Awesome“ cars will recede into the background. They will become infrastructure — still important, but unseen unless they break down. Nobody will care what anyone drives, no more than they might ponder the manufacturer of …

Faster big-data analysis

We live in the age of big data, but most of that data is “sparse.” Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of Amazon’s customers against all of its products, with a “1” …

Crowdsourcing big-data analysis

In the analysis of big data sets, the first step is usually the identification of “features” — data points with particular predictive power or analytic utility. Choosing features usually requires some human intuition. For instance, …

'Mind-reading' brain-decoding tech

Researchers have demonstrated how to decode what the human brain is seeing by using artificial intelligence to interpret fMRI scans from people watching videos, representing a sort of mind-reading technology. Artificial Intelligence News — ScienceDaily

Building a defensible AI startup

Awesome, not awesome. #Awesome“A new study reveals that a machine learning tool can help to identify which breast lesions, already classified as “high-risk,” are likely to become cancerous…The model correctly predicted cancer upgrades in 37 of …

Selective memory

In a traditional computer, a microprocessor is mounted on a “package,” a small circuit board with a grid of electrical leads on its bottom. The package snaps into the computer’s motherboard, and data travels between …

Why are we so confident?

Exploring a new dataset of confidence calibration assessments It’s really difficult to create models that can characterize the randomness of any interesting system. We can’t even begin to write down all of the events relevant …

Statistical NLP on OpenStreetMap

Toward a machine-interpretable understanding of place Street addresses are among the more quirky artifacts of human language, yet they are crucial to the increasing number of applications involving maps and location. Last year I worked on …

Teleoperating robots with virtual reality

Certain industries have traditionally not had the luxury of telecommuting. Many manufacturing jobs, for example, require a physical presence to operate machinery. But what if such jobs could be done remotely? Last week researchers from MIT’s Computer Science …

How to Apply AI to Brand Marketing

Introduction: Why AI is important for brand marketers Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have dominated headlines this past year, promising to disrupt every industry, from Media, Advertising, all the way to Law and Medicine. Structurally, …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …

In Silence You Meet Yourself

Yesterday morning an interesting dichotomy presented itself — and I’ve been trying to reconcile it. While live streaming Google’s Pixel event, I had BBC News on in the background and they had an interview with Erling Kagge …