Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

Sorting through millions of possibilities, a search for battery materials delivered results in five weeks instead of 50 years.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 26, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning batteries metals chemical-engineering school-of-engineering artificial-intelligence materials-science-and-engineering department-of-energy-doe defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa

“Inactive” pill ingredients could raise the dose of your medication

With help from artificial intelligence, researchers identify hidden power of vitamin A and ordinary chewing gum glaze.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence
March 17, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: quest-for-intelligence mechanical-engineering koch-institute mit-ibm-watson-ai-lab research pharmaceuticals disease machine-learning artificial-intelligence algorithms medicine health-care school-of-engineering

Deep learning for mechanical property evaluation

New technique allows for more precise measurements of deformation characteristics using nanoindentation tools.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
March 16, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: materials-science-and-engineering dmse school-of-engineering research artificial-intelligence machine-learning department-of-energy-doe

The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
March 9, 2020 | mit

~7 mins   

Tags: data women faculty research books-and-authors mit-press diversity-and-inclusion ethics technology-and-society artificial-intelligence machine-learning computer-science-and-technology urban-studies-and-planning school-of-architecture-and-planning

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
March 4, 2020 | mit

~10 mins   

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

Demystifying the world of deep networks

Researchers discover that no magic is required to explain why deep networks generalize despite going against statistical intuition.

Kris Brewer | Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Feb. 28, 2020 | mit

~4 mins   

Tags: center-for-brains-minds-and-machines brain-and-cognitive-sciences electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-eecs machine-learning artificial-intelligence research

Machine learning picks out hidden vibrations from earthquake data

Technique may help scientists more accurately map vast underground geologic structures.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office
Feb. 28, 2020 | mit

~8 mins   

Tags: eaps earthquakes environment geology mathematics research school-of-science machine-learning artificial-intelligence earth-and-atmospheric-sciences

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