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New $27M Initiative Focuses on AI Ethics & Governance
January 11, 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.
Machine Learning Could Help Screen Kids for Speech Disorders
September 22, 2016 · A new computer system developed by MIT can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders and, potentially, even provide specific diagnoses.
MIT Wants to Reinvent 3D Printing
May 17, 2016 · As MIT course challenges students to reinvent 3D printing, professor John Hart aims to share approach with others.
Tiny Origami Robot is an Ingestible Surgeon
May 13, 2016 · Robot unfolds from ingestible capsule, removes button battery stuck to wall of simulated stomach.
MIT 4D Maps Help Robots Avoid Moving Obstacles
April 26, 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.
MIT AI² Predicts 85% of Cyber Attacks
April 19, 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
April 8, 2016 · MIT's method of printing solid and liquid materials simultaneously allows them to create robotic structures that can be hydraulically powered.
MIT Improving Human-Robot Collaboration
February 19, 2016 · A new communication system developed at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory can prevent robots from overwhelming humans with information.
NHTSA Shares Reserved Outlook on Self-Driving Cars
February 12, 2016 · Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told the MIT AgeLab that it is too soon to say precisely what form vehicular automation will take.
MIT ‘Eyeriss’ Neural Chip Powers Mobile AI
February 8, 2016 · MIT's "Eyeriss" chip is designed to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU and could enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial-intelligence algorithms locally, rather than uploading data to the Internet for processing.
AI Pioneer Marvin Minsky Dies at 88
January 26, 2016 · Marvin Minsky, the "father of intelligence," died on Jan. 24, 2016 of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 88. Minsky helped create the vision of artificial intelligence as we know it today.
PBS KIDS ScratchJr App Teaches Coding Concepts
December 4, 2015 · Developed in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University, the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app helps children ages 5-8 learn coding concepts.
Why Self-Driving Cars Should Never be Fully Autonomous
October 13, 2015 · MIT professor and historian David Mindell predicts fully driverless cars will not be the most successful version of autonomous vehicles, for both technical and social reasons. Here's why he says Google’s utopian autonomy is a more brittle, less functional solution than a rich, human-centered automation.
MIT Maps Human Movement to Improve Assistive Robots
October 12, 2015 · MIT is working on modeling a human's lower extremities during walking to create robotic devices that mimic biological function as closely. This can be used to improve assistive devices that can help maintain or correct the gait of people recovering from strokes.
MIT 3D Printed Soft Robot Hand Adapts to Objects
October 1, 2015 · MIT researchers have developed a robotic hand with modular fingers made of silicone and embedded with sensors dexterous enough to pick up everything from soft toys to single pieces of paper without needing to be programmed to understand what it’s gripping.
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