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Exploring the nature of intelligence

February 21, 2019

Exploring the nature of intelligence

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Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence

Algorithms modeled loosely on the brain have helped artificial intelligence take a giant leap forward in recent years. Those algorithms, in turn, have advanced our understanding of human intelligence while fueling discoveries in a range of other fields. 

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Jumping into new experiences

February 6, 2019

Jumping into new experiences

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Gina Vitale | MIT News correspondent

By his own admission, Héctor Javier Vázquez Martínez was underprepared to move to Zurich for a semester during his junior year. His cell phone plan didn’t work, he’d forgotten to change his money, and he didn’t know German. However, it didn’t take him long to find his way.

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MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

January 30, 2019

MIT robot combines vision and touch to learn the game of Jenga

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Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office

In the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a solitary, slow-moving, yet surprisingly agile game of Jenga.

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