Artificial Intelligence

Fortifying the future of cryptography As a boy growing up in a small South Indian village, Vinod Vaikuntanathan taught himself calculus by reading books his grandfather left lying around the house. Years later in college, he toiled away in the library studying number theory, which ...
Democratizing data science MIT researchers are hoping to advance the democratization of data science with a new tool for nonstatisticians that automatically generates models for analyzing raw data.
Democratizing data science is the notion that anyone, with little to no expertise, can do ...
MIT adds computational Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences to its PhD offerings 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 planetary sciences.
EAPS is now the latest department to participate in the Computational Science and Engineering ...
School of Engineering welcomes new faculty 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 of novel microscopy techniques to intelligent systems and mixed-autonomy mobility, they are poised to make ...
Customizing computer-aided design MIT researchers have devised a technique that “reverse engineers” complex 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models, making them far easier for users to customize for manufacturing and 3-D printing applications.
Nearly all commercial products start as a CAD file, a 2-D ...
Julia language co-creators win James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software Three co-creators of the MIT-incubated Julia programming language are the recipients of the 2019 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software.
With origins in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Department of Mathematics, Julia is a ...
Sound and technology unlock innovation at MIT Sound is a powerfully evocative medium, capable of conjuring authentic emotions and unlocking new experiences. This fall, several cross-disciplinary projects at MIT probed the technological and aesthetic limits of sound, resulting in new innovations and perspectives, from motion-sensing headphones that ...
Josh Tenenbaum named Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine R&D Magazine has named Josh Tenenbaum the 2018 Innovator of the Year. Tenenbaum, a professor of computational cognitive science in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, was recognized for his work studying the nature and origins of ...
Building site identified for MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing 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 building, which will require permitting and approvals from the City of Cambridge, will sit in ...
3Q: Aleksander Madry on building trustworthy artificial intelligence 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. But as artificial intelligence becomes further embedded in daily life, expectations have risen. Before autonomous ...
Deep-learning technique reveals “invisible” objects in the dark Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features or objects are nearly impossible to decipher. But ...
Inside "The Laughing Room" “The Laughing Room,” an interactive art installation by author, illustrator, and MIT graduate student Jonathan "Jonny" Sun, looks like a typical living room: couches, armchairs, coffee table, soft lighting. This cozy scene, however, sits in a glass-enclosed space, flanked by bright ...
Reproducing paintings that make an impression 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 may never be recovered, a team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) ...
MIT Open Learning launches Center for Advanced Virtuality Virtual reality (VR) technologies are having a growing impact on people's everyday lives. Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning, and D. Fox Harrell, professor of digital media and artificial intelligence in the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, ...
Student group explores the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence For years, the tech industry followed a move-fast-and-break-things approach, and few people seemed to mind as a wave of astonishing new tools for communicating and navigating the world appeared on the market.
Now, amid rising concerns about the spread of ...
Using electricity and water, a new kind of motor can slide microrobots into motion Look around and you'll likely see something that runs on an electric motor. Powerful and efficient, they keep much of our world moving, everything from our computers to refrigerators to the automatic windows in our cars. But these qualities change ...
How the brain switches between different sets of rules Cognitive flexibility — the brain’s ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context — is key to many of our everyday activities. For example, imagine you’re driving on a highway at 65 miles per hour. ...
I think, therefore I code To most of us, a 3-D-printed turtle just looks like a turtle; four legs, patterned skin, and a shell. But if you show it to a particular computer in a certain way, that object’s not a turtle — it’s a ...
Artificial intelligence summit addresses impact of technology on jobs and global economy 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 opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.
Co-hosted by MIT’s Computer Science and ...
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
Robot Keeps Balance When Kicked, Hit
Roboticists at the German Aerospace Center have discovered a new way to keep bipedal robots from falling over. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/a-new-way-for-robots-to-balance-on-two-feet
The Evolution of Self-Driving Vehicles
This is part 1/3 of the keynote presentation by Sebastian Thrun and Chris Urmson on self-driving cars at IROS 2011. Part 2/3 is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXylqtEQ0tk. Part 3/3 is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOWhu_aa9kM. Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/how-google-self-driving-car-works (Recorded using a pocket camcorder; apologies for ...
The ParkourBot: A Dynamic Bow Leg Climbing Robot
Video describing the ParkourBot: A Dynamic Bow Leg Climbing Robot by Amir Degani, Siyuan Feng, H. Benjamin Brown, Kevin M. Lynch, Howie Choset and Matthew T. Mason. Presented on May 10, 2011 at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and ...

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