Artificial Intelligence

3Q: Antonio Torralba on what's next for the Quest for Intelligence 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 waves of innovative technology that can be traced back to major breakthroughs in our understanding ...
Recognizing the partially seen When we open our eyes in the morning and take in that first scene of the day, we don’t give much thought to the fact that our brain is processing the objects within our field of view with great efficiency and ...
A game changer takes on cricket’s statistical problem Jehangir Amjad has done something few people can: He found a way to combine his favorite sport with his work. A longtime cricket enthusiast and player, he’s currently tackling an important statistical problem in the game — how to declare ...
Reducing false positives in credit card fraud detection Have you ever used your credit card at a new store or location only to have it declined? Has a sale ever been blocked because you charged a higher amount than usual?
Consumers’ credit cards are declined surprisingly often in ...
Creating 3-D-printed “motion sculptures” from 2-D videos New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has often credited his success to spending countless hours studying his opponent’s movements on film. This understanding of movement is necessary for all living species, whether it’s figuring out the best angle for throwing ...
Anant Agarwal, MIT professor and edX CEO, wins Yidan Prize On Sept. 15 the Yidan Prize named MIT professor and edX co-founder Anant Agarwal as one of two 2018 laureates. The Yidan Prize judging panel, led by former Director-General of UNESCO Koichiro Matsuura, took more than six months to consider ...
Machine-learning system tackles speech and object recognition, all at once MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given an image and an audio caption, the model will highlight in real-time the relevant regions of ...
Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to revolutionize disease prevention, detection, and treatment Today, MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic). This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and ...
Helping computers fill in the gaps between video frames Given only a few frames of a video, humans can usually surmise what is happening and will happen on screen. If we see an early frame of stacked cans, a middle frame with a finger at the stack’s base, and ...
Artificial intelligence system uses transparent, human-like reasoning to solve problems A child is presented with a picture of various shapes and is asked to find the big red circle. To come to the answer, she goes through a few steps of reasoning: First, find all the big things; next, find ...
Smoothing out sketches’ rough edges Artists may soon have at their disposal a new MIT-developed tool that could help them create digital characters, logos, and other graphics more quickly and easily. 
Many digital artists rely on image vectorization, a technique that converts a pixel-based image ...
Tailbot Shows Off Midair Skills
UC Berkeley researchers have demonstrated how an active tail can help a robot control pitch during falls and jumps. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/uc-berkeley-tailbot-robot-with-tail-shows-off-more-midair-skills
How Lizards, Robots Use Tails To Be More Agile
UC Berkeley researchers have demonstrated how an active tail can help lizards (and robots) control pitch during jumps and falls. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/dinosaurlike-tails-make-terrestrial-mobile-robots-more-agile
Wireless Headband to Detect Smiling, Frowning
University of Tsukuba AI Lab researchers are using a wireless headband that detects smiles and frowns to coach robots how to do tasks. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/using-smiles-and-frowns-to-teach-robots-how-to-behave
Robot comedian performs
Robotic stand-up comedian Data and its creator Heather Knight performing at the Robot Film Festival in New York City, July 16, 2011. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/diy/robot-film-festival-watch-all-the-films
Robot Helps You Put Your Shirt On
Researchers at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have developed a robot that can assist the elderly or people with limited arm movement to put on a shirt. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/medical-robots/robot-helps-you-put-your-shirt-on

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