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MIT Report to the President, 2021-22

MIT Quest for Intelligence

Report to the President, 2021–22

Over the past year, the MIT Quest for Intelligence (the Quest) has executed a significant metamorphosis of the entire organization, in its focus, its administration, and its staffing. At this point, the Quest community is stronger than it has been since its launch in 2018 and is well poised to make an impact on research breakthroughs and applications at the interface of Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for years to come. In summer 2021, we began funding Quest Missions that bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers focused on specific areas of inquiry; in fall 2021, the Quest leadership team was reorganized; and in winter 2021, the Quest incorporated MIT’s Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (CBMM), a closely aligned NSF-funded science and technology center focused on the interdisciplinary study of intelligence and how it can be replicated in machines.

The full report can be read in pdf.