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How to Improve Machine Algorithms with Human Intuition
By RT Staff · 10 February, 2017 • By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, researchers at MIT CSAIL improved the performance of competition-winning planning algorithms by between 10 -15% on a challenging set of problems.
Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills
By Steve Crowe · 1 February, 2017 • Using a Samsung Simband, MIT CSAIL has developed a wearable AI that analyzes audio and measures movement, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature to help detect the tone of a conversation and help people better understand social interactions.
New $27M Initiative Focuses on AI Ethics & Governance
By MIT News · 11 January, 2017 • The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund’s mission is to catalyze global research that advances AI for the public interest, with an emphasis on applied research and education.
AI: NYC Can Operate Smoothly with 75% Fewer Taxis
By Steve Crowe · 2 January, 2017 • New York City has nearly 14,000 taxi medallion licenses, but MIT CSAIL researchers say 3,000 four-person taxis could serve 98 percent of demand in NYC.
This AI Gets Smarter by Surfing the Internet
By RT Staff · 15 November, 2016 • "Information extraction" system helps turn plain text into data for statistical analysis.
Self-Driving Scooter Helps Mobility-impaired People Get Around
By Steve Crowe · 8 November, 2016 • MIT and the National University of Singapore have built a self-driving scooter to get mobility-impaired people from a vehicle to home or the mall. The self-driving scooter uses the same sensors and software that had been used in previous autonomous car and golf cart tests.
Shock-Absorbing Skins Protect 3D-Printed Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 October, 2016 • By "programming" customized soft materials, a team of researchers from MIT CSAIL can 3D print more durable robots.
4 MIT Teams Competing On ‘BattleBots’ This Season
By Abby Abazorius | MIT News Office · 3 July, 2016 • MIT’s thriving robotics culture is on display throughout this season of "BattleBots" on ABC.
TV Shows Help Build Algorithm That Predicts Human Interactions
By Adam Conner-Simons & Rachel Gordon | CSAIL · 21 June, 2016 • MIT's CSAIL have used TV shows such as "The Office" to train a deep-learning based vision algorithm to more accurately predict human interactions. The researchers say this could help build smarter robots.
MIT 4D Maps Help Robots Avoid Moving Obstacles
By MIT News · 26 April, 2016 • MIT researchers have developed a decentralized planning algorithm that can help teams of robots handle both stationary and moving obstacles, and do so with reduced communications bandwidth.
Self-Driving Cars Meet Rubber Duckies in ‘Duckietown’
By Steve Crowe · 20 April, 2016 • "Duckietown" is model town created by an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory class where students built a fleet of 50 "Duckiebot" self-driving taxis that can drive around the model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.
MIT AI² Predicts 85% of Cyber Attacks
By MIT News · 19 April, 2016 • AI², an artificial intelligence platform developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and PatternEx, predicts 85 percent of cyber-attacks using input from human experts.
MIT 3D Prints Hydraulic Robots
By MIT News · 8 April, 2016 • MIT's method of printing solid and liquid materials simultaneously allows them to create robotic structures that can be hydraulically powered.
MIT’s Chronos Could Lead to Safer Drones
By RT Staff · 5 April, 2016 • MIT's new Chronos system enables a single WiFi access point that can locate users within tens of centimeters. MIT says this could make it easier to control large fleets of drones.
MIT Improving Human-Robot Collaboration
By MIT News · 19 February, 2016 • A new communication system developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory can prevent robots from overwhelming humans with information.

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