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For the first time, researchers at MIT, Caltech, Harvard University, and elsewhere sent quantum information across a quantum system in what could be understood as traversing a wormhole. Though this experiment didn’t create a disruption of physical space and time in the way we might understand the term “wormhole” from science fiction, calculations from the …

Electronic health records (EHRs) need a new public relations manager. Ten years ago, the U.S. government passed a law that strongly encouraged the adoption of electronic health records with the intent of improving and streamlining care. The enormous amount of information in these now-digital records could be used to answer very specific questions beyond the scope of clinical …

Hundreds of millions of tons of polymer materials are produced globally for use in a vast and ever-growing application space with new material demands such as green chemistry polymers, consumer packaging, adhesives, automotive components, fabrics and solar cells.   But discovering suitable polymer materials for use in these applications lies in accurately predicting the properties …

As machine-learning models become larger and more complex, they require faster and more energy-efficient hardware to perform computations. Conventional digital computers are struggling to keep up.   An analog optical neural network could perform the same tasks as a digital one, such as image classification or speech recognition, but because computations are performed using light …

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea My colleagues and I have developed a flexible, stretchable electronic device that runs machine-learning algorithms to continuously collect and analyze health data directly on the body. The skinlike sticker, developed in my lab at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of …

Fight sophisticated cyber attacks with AI and ML When “virtual” became the standard medium in early 2020 for business communications from board meetings to office happy hours, companies like Zoom found themselves hot in demand. They also became prime targets for the next big cyberattack. In the case of Zoom, hackers succeeded in April 2020, …

MIT researchers have developed a technique for enabling artificial intelligence agents to think much farther into the future, which can improve the long-term performance of cooperative or competitive AI agents. Photo credit: Jose-Luis Olivares, MIT, with MidJourney Picture two teams squaring off on a football field. The players can cooperate to achieve an objective, and …

Developing autonomous driving technology is a battle with data, both from a volume and data format point of view. Sources include point cloud 3D data obtained from LIDAR, video data obtained from multiple cameras, GPS position information, millimeter-wave radar, steering and various sensor information. Even in a busy city, less than 1% of the raw data …

IBM Research and PyTorch have come together to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. IBM Research and PyTorch have come together to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. The …

When fighting the spread of misinformation, social media platforms typically place most users in the passenger seat. Platforms often use machine-learning algorithms or human fact-checkers to flag false or misinforming content for users. “Just because this is the status quo doesn’t mean it is the correct way or the only way to do it,” says …