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  Join us for AI Research Week!  
     
  The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab kicks off its third year this fall. To celebrate, we're hosting the second annual AI Research Week, September 16 - 20. Join us at MIT and IBM Research - Cambridge for talks, panels, workshops and more. We're also excited to announce funding for 40 projects starting this fall, bringing our total portfolio to 60 projects. Highlighted below are some of the Lab's recent discoveries and educational work. Thank you for your support, and see you at AI Research Week!  
     
     
  EDUCATION  
     
 
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Training Future AI Leaders
The return of MIT's student-led, week-long course on deep learning during Independent Activities Period drew a record crowd. The Lab helped sponsor the course and has provided ongoing computing support to student researchers, including the MIT Machine Intelligence Community.
     
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Towards More Data-Driven Healthcare
Just a few universities offer a course like MIT's Machine Learning in Healthcare. This spring, IBM provided student-access to IBM Cloud and a unique IBM dataset, allowing students to explore topics ranging from opioid addiction to infant mortality. "There are no substitutes for working with real-world data," IBM's Kush Varshney told MIT News.
 
     
     
  EVENTS  
     
 
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Connecting MIT and IBM Researchers
In May, MIT and IBM researchers gathered at IBM Research - Cambridge to mingle and discuss ongoing work. The Lab recently announced it would fund 40 research projects in the coming year.
     
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Exploring the Art and Science of GANs
With MIT Quest, the Lab sponsored GANocracy, a set of talks and tutorials on one of the hottest topics in deep learning: Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs. Check out a recap of the day, and read this Q&A with workshop organizer and MIT professor Phillip Isola.
 
     
     
  RESEARCH  
     
 
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A Security Boost for AI-enabled Smartphones
In a new study, MIT and IBM researchers show just how vulnerable compressed AI models are to adversarial attack. They also offer a fix: add a mathematical constraint during compression to reduce the odds that an AI will misclassify a slightly modified image.
     
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Can Language Models Learn Grammar?
A research team led by MIT's Roger Levy and IBM's Miguel Ballesteros put deep learning models through a set of psychology tests to see what they know about grammar. Answer: more than you might think. Read coverage of the work in MIT News and Venture Beat.
 
     
     
  IN THE MEDIA  
     
 
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Why are neural networks and symbolic AI techniques such a promising pair? David Cox, the Lab's IBM director, explains in PC Magazine.   A new AI tool, GANpaint, lets users peer inside neural networks to see how they "think." MIT Technology Review has this profile of the Lab-funded project.
 
     
     
  UPCOMING EVENTS  
     
 
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Student-led AI Symposium
Sept. 7, 2019, Boston University
Join the student-led MIT Machine Intelligence Community for a day of talks by students and researchers affiliated with IBM Research - Cambridge, MIT and other Boston-area universities.
     
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Join 'Moments' Video Challenge
Deadline: Oct. 12, 2019
Build a model that describes events as they unfold in a million short video clips from the Moments in Time dataset. The Lab is offering the challenge as part of an International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) workshop.
     
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AI Research Week
September 16 - 20, Cambridge
The Lab will host a series of talks at the MIT Samberg Conference Center on Sept. 16 and 17, and an Open House with workshops at IBM Research - Cambridge Sept. 18 - 20.
 
     
 
 
 
     
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