Robo-umps are coming to Major League Baseball, and the game will never be the same

Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?

Rayvon Fouché, Professor of American Studies, Purdue University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~9 min

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A new model of vision

Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: machine-learning neuroscience artificial-intelligence research school-of-engineering school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail center-for-brains-minds-and-machines national-science-foundation-nsf computer-vision

Bridging the gap between human and machine vision

Researchers develop a more robust machine-vision architecture by studying how human vision responds to changing viewpoints of objects.

Kris Brewer | Center for Brains, Minds and Machines • mit
Feb. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence research school-of-science computer-science-and-technology brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines computer-vision

Predicting people's driving personalities

System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Nov. 18, 2019 ~7 min

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System prevents speedy drones from crashing in unfamiliar areas

Drones can fly at high speeds to a destination while keeping safe “backup” plans if things go awry.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 25, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: robotics robots research autonomous-vehicles drones school-of-engineering computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society algorithms aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-vision

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