MIT develops new AI system
MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a new system that can predict how objects move as good as humans can. The computational model, dubbed Galileo, is able to train itself using real-word videos and a 3D physics engine to simulate human intuition and predict outcomes.

“From a ramp scenario, for example, Galileo can infer the density of an object and then predict if it can float,” said Ilker Yildirim, a CSAIL researcher. “This is just the first step in imbuing computers with a deeper understanding of dynamic scenes as they unfold.”

Eventually, the researchers hope this system can help robots aid in emergency situations and assist humans to safety.

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