Want cheaper nuclear energy? Turn the design process into a game

Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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

Looking into the black box

Recent advances give theoretical insight into why deep learning networks are successful.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 27, 2020 ~6 min

What is the Covid-19 data tsunami telling policymakers?

A global team of researchers searches for insights during a weeklong virtual “datathon.”

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
July 1, 2020 ~10 min

Identifying a melody by studying a musician’s body language

Music gesture artificial intelligence tool developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab uses body movements to isolate the sounds of individual instruments.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
June 25, 2020 ~4 min

Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse

Ion-based technology may enable energy-efficient simulations of the brain’s learning process, for neural network AI systems.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 19, 2020 ~6 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

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