Tag: MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

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Open-Source Platform Simulates Wildlife For Soft Robotics Designers

Since the term “soft robotics” was adopted in 2008, engineers in the field have been building diverse representations of flexible machines useful in exploration, locomotion, rehabilitation, and even space. One source of inspiration: the way animals move in the wild. A team of…

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Efficient Technique Improves Machine-Learning Models’ Reliability

The method enables a model to determine its confidence in a prediction, while using no additional data and far fewer computing resources than other methods. Powerful machine-learning models are being used to help people tackle tough problems such as identifying disease…

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A Far-Sighted Approach To Machine Learning

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…

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Sometimes It’s Bad For AI To Be Too Curious

It’s a dilemma as old as time. Friday night has rolled around, and you’re trying to pick a restaurant for dinner. (Assuming there’s still reservations since you waited until the last minute to book). Anyways, should you go to your most…

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In Machine Learning, Synthetic Data Can Offer Real Performance Improvements

Teaching a machine to recognize human actions has many potential applications, such as automatically detecting workers who fall at a construction site or enabling a smart home robot to interpret a user’s gestures. To do this, researchers train machine-learning models using…

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Using Sound To Model The World

Imagine the booming chords from a pipe organ echoing through the cavernous sanctuary of a massive, stone cathedral. The sound a cathedral-goer will hear is affected by many factors, including the location of the organ, where the listener is standing, whether…

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Using Sound To Model The World

Imagine the booming chords from a pipe organ echoing through the cavernous sanctuary of a massive, stone cathedral.   The sound a cathedral-goer will hear is affected by many factors, including the location of the organ, where the listener is standing,…

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Keeping Web-Browsing Data Safe From Hackers

Malicious agents can use machine learning to launch powerful attacks that steal information in ways that are tough to prevent and often even more difficult to study. Attackers can capture data that “leaks” between software programs running on the same computer….

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Artificial Intelligence System Learns Concepts Shared Across Video, Audio, And Text

Humans observe the world through a combination of different modalities, like vision, hearing, and our understanding of language. Machines, on the other hand, interpret the world through data that algorithms can process. So, when a machine “sees” a photo, it must…

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A One-Up On Motion Capture

From “Star Wars” to “Happy Feet,” many beloved films contain scenes that were made possible by motion capture technology, which records movement of objects or people through video. Further, applications for this tracking, which involve complicated interactions between physics, geometry, and…

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