A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
machine-learning internet-of-things climate-change data research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs algorithms idss laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids analytics mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing skoltech
A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
machine-learning artificial-intelligence research school-of-engineering school-of-science electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms brain-and-cognitive-sciences computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
A key finding: Early reopening last spring led to a dramatic drop in “quarantine strength” in southern and west-central U.S. states.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
machine-learning mathematics artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic disease research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science technology-and-society disaster-response
Adding a module that mimics part of the brain can prevent common errors made by computer vision models.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
machine-learning artificial-intelligence research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines quest-for-intelligence mcgovern-institute defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing mit-ibm-watson-ai-lab
What's SSUP? The Sample, Simulate, Update cognitive model developed by MIT researchers learns to use tools like humans do.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
machine-learning artificial-intelligence learning research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences center-for-brains-minds-and-machines mcgovern-institute
Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 biology pandemic health-care disease viruses research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih mit-ibm-watson-ai-lab
MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future identifies ways to align new technologies with durable careers.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~17 min
machine-learning artificial-intelligence poverty manufacturing industry economics policy employment jobs research innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie global president-l-rafael-reif faculty technology-and-society business-and-management administration industrial-performance-center
Machine learning model predicts probability that a particular urinary tract infection can be treated by specific antibiotics.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence imaging health-care antibiotics research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs computer-science-and-technology algorithms computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
machine-learning social-media artificial-intelligence mental-health covid-19 pandemic research school-of-science electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs brain-and-cognitive-sciences health-sciences-and-technology mcgovern-institute national-institutes-of-nih
MIT conference illustrates technologies developed in response to the pandemic and new opportunities for AI solutions for clinical management.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~9 min
machine-learning medicine artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic health-care disease research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs special-events-and-guest-speakers collaboration biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing j-clinic