Can a quantum strategy help bring down the house?

Study finds quantum entanglement could, in principle, give a slight advantage in the game of blackjack.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: physics quantum-computing research school-of-science algorithms national-science-foundation-nsf center-for-theoretical-physics

Algorithm finds hidden connections between paintings at the Met

A team from MIT helped create an image retrieval system to find the closest matches of paintings from different artists and cultures.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning arts research design school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Letting robots manipulate cables

Robotic gripper with soft sensitive fingers developed at MIT CSAIL can handle cables with unprecedented dexterity.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
July 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: robotics artificial-intelligence robots research sensors school-of-engineering algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing distributed-robotics-laboratory

Algorithm quickly simulates a roll of loaded dice

Approach for generating numbers at random may help analyses of complex systems, from Earth’s climate to financial markets.

Steve Nadis | MIT News correspondent • mit
May 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: mathematics data research cyber-security school-of-engineering school-of-science electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs algorithms brain-and-cognitive-sciences mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory

Search-and-rescue algorithm identifies hidden “traps” in ocean waters

Method may help quickly identify regions where objects — and missing people — may have converged.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering algorithms national-science-foundation-nsf oceanography-and-ocean-engineering ocean-science fluid-dynamics

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