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    Quest | CBMM Seminar Series - Leyla Isik

    Date: February 7, 2023 | 4pm EST
    Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46
    Leyla Isik is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. Her research aims to answer the question of how humans extract complex information using a combination of human neuroimaging, intracranial recordings, machine learning, and behavioral techniques. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Isik was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and Harvard in the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines working with Nancy Kanwisher and Gabriel Kreiman. Isik completed her PhD at MIT where she was advised by Tomaso Poggio.
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    AI@MIT Panel Discussion

    Date: March 7, 2023 | 4:00PM EST
    Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46
    Join the MIT Quest for Intelligence and the Artificial Intelligence @ MIT Student Group for a Panel Discussion! This event will focus on MIT Quest for Intelligence Research Missions and Engineering Projects. Speakers include: Ila Fiete, Associate Investigator, McGovern Institute, Katherine Fairchild, Engineering Team Lead, MIT Quest for Intelligence, and Martin Schrimpf, Research Scientist, MIT Quest for Intelligence.

Past Events

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    Advances in the quest to understand intelligence

    Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
    Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46
    Recordings are now posted from the talks in which researchers from MIT's Quest for Intelligence and its science driver — the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines — shared the latest progress on understanding natural intelligence and how we aim to use that scientific progress to drive the future of AI and other impact areas. We were happy to welcome supporters, industry collaborators, and members of the MIT community to a day-long series of presentations and conversations about our vision, our most recent progress, and the future of research on the Science and Engineering of Intelligence.
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    Quest | CBMM Seminar Series - George Konidaris

    Date: October 18, 2022 | 4pm EST
    Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46
    George Konidaris is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and director of the Intelligent Robot Lab at Brown, which forms part of bigAI (Brown Integrative, General AI). He is also the Chief Roboticist of Realtime Robotics, a startup based on his research on robot motion planning. Konidaris focuses on understanding how to design agents that learn abstraction hierarchies that enable fast, goal-oriented planning. He develops and applies techniques from machine learning, reinforcement learning, optimal control and planning to construct well-grounded hierarchies that result in fast planning for common cases, and are robust to uncertainty at every level of control.
  • The Effect of Epigenetic Blocking on Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms

    Date: July 14, 2022 | 4pm - 5pm EST
    Location: Building 32-G449, Patil/Kiva
    Sizhe Yuen is a final year PhD Student at the University of Southampton. His work focuses on the development of Evolutionary Algorithms using modern biological concepts from the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis. This talk will focus on the concept of epigenetic inheritance. Using a contemporary biological framework based on the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, epigenetic inheritance is shown as a missing gap despite being a key building block in modern interpretations of how evolution occurs.