A global collaboration to move artificial intelligence principles to practice

Convened by the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, the AI Policy Forum will develop frameworks and tools for governments and companies to implement concrete policies.

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing • mit
Oct. 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics industry policy law research government global computer-science-and-technology technology-and-society algorithms collaboration mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

The real promise of synthetic data

MIT researchers release the Synthetic Data Vault, a set of open-source tools meant to expand data access without compromising privacy.

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems • mit
Oct. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence data research laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids edx mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.

Jory Denny, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Richmond • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning computing artificial-intelligence algorithm data curiosity


In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda

Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.

Matthew Wright, Professor of Computing Security, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence deep-learning journalism deepfakes video disinformation fake-video fact-checking

AI tool could predict how drugs will react in the body

Metabolic Translator, a new deep-learning tool, may offer a way to see how drugs in development will work in the body, not just the lab.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning research drug-development health-and-medicine medications

Phones in class don’t actually hamper learning

New research bucks findings from other studies in finding that phones in class doesn't make it harder for college students to learn.

Charlotte Aabo - U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education internet learning mobile-devices featured society-and-culture

Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore establish new research centre to support lifelong learning

A new research centre focused on improving support for lifelong learning and cognitive agility opened on 1 October 2020 in Singapore.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: lifelong-learning

Why AI can't ever reach its full potential without a physical body

How could a software box have a subjective viewpoint of, and in, the physical world that humans inhabit?

Mark Lee, Emeritus Professor in Computer Science, Aberystwyth University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence learning social-robotics general-artificial-intelligence

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