News tagged: MIT
IBM has announced it's going to work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new artificial intelligence research lab. The Watson-branded lab will receive $240 million from IBM. Many tech companies have reached deals of this sort with academic institutions.
Working with researchers at MIT, Google has created AI-based software that can greatly enhance the quality of smartphone photos by tweaking their settings ahead of time. The system uses machine learning to figure out how aspects like saturation and brightness should change.
A robot created at MIT can use 3D printing technology to form an entire building in under 14 hours. The 3D printing system uses a large robotic arm attached to a smaller precision arm. Concrete or spray insulating material can be extruded from the arm.
Researchers with MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have combined AI with a concept wearable from Samsung called the "Simband" to detect conversational tones. The wearable combines multiple sources of data in an attempt to detect emotions.
New York City's 14,000 traditional taxis could be replaced by 3,000 vehicles operating through carpooling services like UberPOOL, says MIT. The university's CSAIL computer science lab analyzed data from over 3 million NYC taxi rides to reach that conclusion.
A team at MIT has created the EQ-Radio, a device capable of detecting human emotions using wireless signals. The device comes out of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. With the EQ-Radio, which uses wireless signals to detect your heartbeat.
MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is working on the world's first self-assembling phone. The phone comes together when a few components are placed in a rotating tumbler, replacing the need for human or robotic labor. The researchers previously created a self-assembling chair.
Students at MIT's Media Lab have created a temporary gold leaf tattoo called DuoSkin that could be used as a track pad, to control your phone, or to share data via NFC. DuoSkin was developed in collaboration with some researchers at Microsoft Research.
Researchers at MIT have given artificial intelligence systems hundreds of hours of TV to sift through in order to better understand human behavior. At the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, TV is used to help the systems predict real human behavior.
Some vulnerabilities have been found in the Tor browser, making a lot of people concerned for their privacy and security. Given those vulnerabilities, it may be good news that researchers at MIT have created Riffle, a new system that's allegedly more secure.
A material capable of bonding with and acting like your skin has been detailed in a study out of MIT. The material is made of a silicone polymer that is strong, stretchy, and will remain on the skin even when rubbed or covered with water. It's already been tried on humans.
An artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by researchers at MIT can accurately predict 85% of cyberattacks. The system uses three machine learning algorithms to detect unusual events in network traffic that could be attacks. It uses some input from humans.
Stop lights are something most people have to deal with, but as cars become more intelligent, they may not be required in the future. A study from MIT has found sensor-filled vehicles capable of communicating with each other would eliminate the need for traffic lights.
A team of students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come out on top in the Hyperloop pod design contest, which was taking place at Texas A&M University. 124 teams from over 100 universities spread across 20 countries were involved in the competition.
Researchers with MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have created a system that uses wireless signals to detect and identify humans behind walls. Using only wireless signals and no light, the RF-Capture can find humans and distinguish between individuals.
Toyota has entered the self-driving car world by partnering with MIT and Stanford. The car company is going to invest $50 million over the next five years in artificial intelligence research. That research will be focused on applications for vehicles.
Google has entered into partnerships with Harvard and MIT for its genomics research. The three groups are working with the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts to create new tools for biomedical research. Google started Google Genomics two years ago.
Elon Musk isn't the only person who worries about the coming reality of artificial intelligence (AI), but since he is the billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, he is one of the people who is actually listened to. While talking at the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics
Mars One, an ambitious project to get humans to Mars in small settlements by 2024, has seen a fair amount of criticism. Since the project was first announced there have been people claiming it will never work, and now a group of students at MIT have chimed in to