Neuroscientists find a way to make object-recognition models perform better

Adding a module that mimics part of the brain can prevent common errors made by computer vision models.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection

Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Face-specific brain area responds to faces even in people born blind

Study finds that the fusiform face area is active when blind people touch 3D models of faces.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

The design could advance the development of small, portable AI devices.

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

Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 research projects aimed at addressing the health and economic consequences of the pandemic.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
May 19, 2020 ~10 min

Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence

MIT system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 23, 2020 ~7 min

Q&A: Markus Buehler on setting coronavirus and AI-inspired proteins to music

Translated into sound, SARS-CoV-2 tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
April 2, 2020 ~9 min

“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 • mit
March 17, 2020 ~8 min

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning

General-purpose language works for computer vision, robotics, statistics, and more.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
June 26, 2019 ~8 min

Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation

Model improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into shapes and interact with liquids and solid objects.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 16, 2019 ~8 min

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