The many interfaces of computing

A roundup of MIT student research projects offers a glimpse of where computing is going next.

Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia

In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.

Dopamine primes the brain for enhanced vigilance

Neuroscientists discover a circuit that helps redirect attention to focus on potential threats.

Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

Model predicts whether ER patients suffering from sepsis urgently need a change in therapy.

Machines that learn language more like kids do

Computer model could improve human-machine interaction, provide insight into how children learn language.

Model paves way for faster, more efficient translations of more languages

New system may open up the world’s roughly 7,000 spoken languages to computer-based translation.

Meeting of the Minds

Mahdi Ramadan and Alexi Choueiri’s common experiences as Lebanese evacuees led both to study the human brain at MIT.

Q&A: Climate change, tough tech startups, and the future of energy intelligence

MIT Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong offers his perspective on the takeaways from MITEI’s annual research conference.

How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences.

Cryptographic protocol enables greater collaboration in drug discovery

Neural network that securely finds potential drugs could encourage large-scale pooling of sensitive data.

Electrical properties of dendrites help explain our brain’s unique computing power

Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find.

Tang family gift supports MIT.nano, MIT Quest for Intelligence

$20 million gift names imaging suite in new facility, creates catalyst fund.

Automated system identifies dense tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer, in mammograms

Deep-learning model has been used successfully on patients, may lead to more consistent screening procedures.

MIT reshapes itself to shape the future

Gift of $350 million establishes the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, an unprecedented, $1 billion commitment to world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application.

Ideas abound at Quest for Intelligence workshop

Community event generates ideas for sparking innovative and ambitious plans to advance research in human and machine intelligence.

Software finds the best way to stick a Mars landing

Program users can tinker with landing and path planning scenarios to identify optimal landing sites for Mars rovers.

3Q: Antonio Torralba on what’s next for the Quest for Intelligence

Inaugural director of The Quest discusses what's been accomplished since last spring's launch and what is on the horizon.

Science as the foundation and future of artificial intelligence

Inspired by its tradition of leadership in the fields of artificial intelligence and biological intelligence, MIT has established new Institute-wide efforts committed to the convergence of science and engineering on the problem of intelligence.

Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to revolutionize disease prevention, detection, and treatment

A key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines.

Helping computers fill in the gaps between video frames

Machine learning system efficiently recognizes activities by observing how objects change in only a few key frames.

MIT undergraduates to embark on The Quest

Up to 100 Quest-funded UROP projects aim to crack the code of human and machine intelligence.

Model can more naturally detect depression in conversations

Neural network learns speech patterns that predict depression in clinical interviews.

Model improves prediction of mortality risk in ICU patients

By training on patients grouped by health status, neural network can better estimate if patients will die in the hospital.

MIT-SenseTime Alliance funds projects from all five schools

Interdisciplinary work will advance research in human and machine intelligence.

MIT announces leadership of its Quest for Intelligence

Faculty from across the Institute tapped to lead new initiative in human and machine intelligence.

AI-based method could speed development of specialized nanoparticles

Neural network could expedite complex physics simulations.

Artificial intelligence in action

At the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, researchers are training computers to recognize dynamic events.

MIT and SenseTime announce effort to advance artificial intelligence research

Alliance will be part of new MIT Intelligence Quest.