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Exploring interactions of light and matter
by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office on 1. Juli 2020 at 3:59
Juejun Hu pushes the frontiers of optoelectronics for biological imaging, communications, and consumer electronics.
The MIT Press and UC Berkeley launch Rapid Reviews: COVID-19
by MIT Press on 29. Juni 2020 at 19:35
The new open access, rapid-review overlay journal aims to combat misinformation in Covid-19 research.
CSAIL robot disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank
by Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL on 29. Juni 2020 at 3:59
Using UV-C light, the system can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour — and could one day be employed in grocery stores, schools, and other spaces.
Improving global health equity by helping clinics do more with less
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 26. Juni 2020 at 3:59
The startup macro-eyes uses artificial intelligence to improve vaccine delivery and patient scheduling.
Identifying a melody by studying a musician’s body language
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 25. Juni 2020 at 15:25
Music gesture artificial intelligence tool developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab uses body movements to isolate the sounds of individual instruments.
Cynthia Breazeal named Media Lab associate director
by MIT Media Lab on 19. Juni 2020 at 19:15
Expert in personal social robots will work with lab faculty and researchers to develop strategic research initiatives, and to explore new funding mechanisms.
Bringing the predictive power of artificial intelligence to health care
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 19. Juni 2020 at 3:59
The startup ClosedLoop has created a platform of predictive models to help organizations improve patient care.
MIT and Toyota release innovative dataset to accelerate autonomous driving research
by MIT AgeLab on 18. Juni 2020 at 18:55
DriveSeg contains precise, pixel-level representations of many common road objects, but through the lens of a continuous video driving scene.
MIT-Takeda program launches
by School of Engineering on 18. Juni 2020 at 18:20
Research projects will harness the power of artificial intelligence to positively impact human health.
What jumps out in a photo changes the longer we look
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 17. Juni 2020 at 18:35
Researchers capture our shifting gaze in a model that suggests how to prioritize visual information based on viewing duration.
Photorealistic simulator made MIT robot racing competition a live online experience
by Ashley Belanger | School of Engineering on 9. Juni 2020 at 19:20
Teaching assistants in Robotics: Science and Systems pulled out all the stops to help engineering students race across the finish line this spring.
Learning the ropes and throwing lifelines
by Sofia Tong | MIT News correspondent on 9. Juni 2020 at 3:59
PhD student Geeticka Chauhan draws on her experiences as an international student to strengthen the bonds of her MIT community.
Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 8. Juni 2020 at 16:18
The design could advance the development of small, portable AI devices.
If transistors can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter
by Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL on 5. Juni 2020 at 15:50
MIT CSAIL researchers say improving computing technology after Moore's Law will require more efficient software, new algorithms, and specialized hardware.
Giving soft robots feeling
by Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL on 1. Juni 2020 at 13:00
In a pair of papers from MIT CSAIL, two teams enable better sense and perception for soft robotic grippers.
Undergraduates develop next-generation intelligence tools
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 26. Mai 2020 at 18:35
UROP students explore applications in robotics, health care, language understanding, and nuclear engineering.
Microsoft President Brad Smith talks data, Covid-19, and a potential “digital 9/11”
by Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL on 21. Mai 2020 at 18:25
Smith spoke with CSAIL Director Daniela Rus as part of a special series co-presented by the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.
Fireflies helps companies get more out of meetings
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 21. Mai 2020 at 16:16
Startup makes meeting data searchable and shareable, and automates data entry into workplace apps.
Machine-learning tool could help develop tougher materials
by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office on 20. Mai 2020 at 15:00
Engineers develop a rapid screening system to test fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 19. Mai 2020 at 18:10
The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 research projects aimed at addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.
What can your microwave tell you about your health?
by Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL on 18. Mai 2020 at 18:45
An MIT system uses wireless signals to measure in-home appliance usage to better understand health tendencies.
Visualizing the world beyond the frame
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 6. Mai 2020 at 19:00
Researchers test how far artificial intelligence models can go in dreaming up varied poses and colors of objects and animals in photos.
Study finds stronger links between automation and inequality
by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office on 6. Mai 2020 at 3:59
Job-replacing tech has directly driven the income gap since the late 1980s, economists report.
Robots help some firms, even while workers across industries struggle
by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office on 5. Mai 2020 at 4:00
Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops.
How many jobs do robots really replace?
by Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office on 4. Mai 2020 at 15:39
MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation.
Three from MIT elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2020
by Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics on 1. Mai 2020 at 20:15
Faculty members Abhijit Banerjee, Bonnie Berger, and Roger Summons elected by peers for outstanding contributions to research.
A foolproof way to shrink deep learning models
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 30. April 2020 at 18:10
Researchers unveil a pruning algorithm to make artificial intelligence applications run faster.
Automating the search for entirely new “curiosity” algorithms
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 28. April 2020 at 13:00
Researchers show that computers can “write” algorithms that adapt to radically different environments better than algorithms designed by humans.
3 Questions: Tom Leighton on the major surge in internet traffic triggered by physical distancing
by Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics on 27. April 2020 at 18:30
Mathematician and CEO of web services company Akamai looks ahead to how the pandemic-driven shift to remote working might change society.
MIT conference reveals the power of using artificial intelligence to discover new drugs
by Ashley Belanger | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing on 27. April 2020 at 17:50
Inaugural AI Powered Drug Discovery and Manufacturing Conference drew pharmaceutical companies, government regulators, and pioneering drug researchers.
Muscle signals can pilot a robot
by Rachel Gordon | CSAIL on 27. April 2020 at 17:30
CSAIL's Conduct-A-Bot system uses muscle signals to cue a drone’s movement, enabling more natural human-robot communication.
Six from MIT elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences for 2020
by MIT News Office on 24. April 2020 at 4:00
Prestigious honor society announces more than 250 new members.
Reporting tool aims to balance hospitals’ Covid-19 load
by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on 24. April 2020 at 3:59
Based on crowdsourced data, app helps patients, EMTs, and physicians determine real-time availability of hospital resources.
Shedding light on complex power systems
by Grace Chua | Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems on 23. April 2020 at 18:35
Senior Research Scientist Marija Ilic is making electric energy systems future-ready.
Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on 23. April 2020 at 17:14
MIT system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
Jim Collins receives funding to harness AI for drug discovery
by Lori LoTurco | School of Engineering on 23. April 2020 at 0:00
The Audacious Project commitment will support the development of new classes of antibiotics to treat the world’s deadliest bacterial pathogens.
With lidar and artificial intelligence, road status clears up after a disaster
by Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory on 21. April 2020 at 19:20
Automated tools can help emergency managers make decisions, plan routes, and quantify road damage at city scales.
Professor Daniela Rus named to White House science council
by Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL on 21. April 2020 at 19:15
CSAIL director and MIT Schwarzman College of Computing deputy dean of research will serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
MIT team races to fill Covid-19-related ventilator shortage
by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office on 20. April 2020 at 19:14
An ad hoc team of engineers and doctors has developed a low-cost, open-source alternative, now ready for rapid production.
Deploying more conversational chatbots
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 17. April 2020 at 4:00
Startup Posh has created chatbots that use “conversational memory” to have more natural exchanges.
Reducing delays in wireless networks
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on 10. April 2020 at 3:59
Congestion control system could help streaming video, mobile games, and other applications run more smoothly.
Bluetooth signals from your smartphone could automate Covid-19 contact tracing while preserving privacy
by Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory on 9. April 2020 at 3:59
A system that enables smartphones to transmit “chirps” to nearby devices could notify people if they have been near an infected person.
Sprayable user interfaces
by Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL on 8. April 2020 at 17:40
CSAIL's SprayableTech system lets users create large-scale interactive surfaces with sensors and displays using airbrushed inks.
Learning about artificial intelligence: A hub of MIT resources for K-12 students
by MIT Media Lab on 7. April 2020 at 18:50
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
Computational thinking class enables students to engage in Covid-19 response
by Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics on 7. April 2020 at 18:25
Nearly 300 students join an open course that applies data science, artificial intelligence, and mathematical modeling using the Julia language to study Covid-19.
Researching from home: Science stays social, even at a distance
by David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory on 7. April 2020 at 18:00
Picower Institute researchers are advancing their work in many ways despite time away from the lab required to corral Covid-19.
Accelerating data-driven discoveries
by Zach Winn | MIT News Office on 5. April 2020 at 3:59
Life science companies use Paradigm4’s unique database management system to uncover new insights into human health.
Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music
by Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence on 2. April 2020 at 20:50
Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells.
Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials
by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office on 26. März 2020 at 4:00
Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.
System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road
by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office on 23. März 2020 at 16:30
Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.
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9 tech products companies can buy for reopening offices during the pandemic
on 6. Juli 2020 at 20:46
There are a range of new products available to help the enterprise prepare to safely bring employees back to the workplace.
Why it's important to operationalize big data into daily tasks
on 6. Juli 2020 at 19:49
Big data analytics can do more than just deliver reports to decision makers. It can help with a company's day-to-day work, too.
Using embedded analytics in software applications can drive your business forward
on 3. Juli 2020 at 14:28
Analytics in your tools can help users gain insights that can help move your clients and the organization to the next level.
Futuristic tech in retro movies: Prescient, predictive or phony?
on 2. Juli 2020 at 21:22
Good and bad robots, self-driving cars, video phone calls in space, and time travel comprised the future's potential in movies featuring cool technology.
9 super-smart problem solvers take on bias in AI, microplastics, and language lessons for chatbots
on 2. Juli 2020 at 19:13
These members of MIT's latest 35 Under 35 list are engineers, chemists, and researchers working for universities, startups, and big tech companies.
My Invisalign app uses machine learning and facial recognition to sell the benefits of dental work
on 2. Juli 2020 at 13:57
Align Technology uses DevSecOps tactics to keep complex projects on track and align business and IT goals.
3 big data lessons from a COVID-19 mapping and modeling project
on 1. Juli 2020 at 21:24
Gathering data at the speed of life can make it hard to discern real information from a large amount of input. One data modeling and mapping project was able to make it work.
Self-driving cars: Will buyers come if you just build them? Maybe
on 1. Juli 2020 at 15:39
Autonomous vehicles have been around for years, but adoption by consumers comes in pieces.
Challenges facing data science in 2020 and four ways to address them
on 30. Juni 2020 at 18:07
Finding value in data, integrating open source software, a small talent pool, and ethical concerns around data were found to be trouble areas in a new state of data science report.
K-12 schools use AI and automation to customize lessons and pivot from in-person to online classes
on 30. Juni 2020 at 18:02
Edtech company Edmentum has built a virtual assistant to help teachers master new education platforms quickly.