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Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch

June 16, 2019

Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch

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Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL

In Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book "Blind Assassins," she says that “touch comes before sight, before speech. It’s the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”

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Toward artificial intelligence that learns to write code

June 14, 2019

Toward artificial intelligence that learns to write code

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Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence

Learning to code involves recognizing how to structure a program, and how to fill in every last detail correctly. No wonder it can be so frustrating.

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Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

June 12, 2019

Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in humans.

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