Topic: csail

Alphabet passes Apple, researchers create auto-bug-repair system, and Syncfusion’s Big Data Platform released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2016

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, opened nearly three percent higher today, pushing it past Apple. This makes Alphabet the most valuable public company, according to a report by CNBC. Alphabet has a market cap of US$547.1 billion, which is higher than Apple’s $529.3 billion. The last time Google was more valuable than Apple was … continue reading

MIT researchers are working on object recognition through flexible machine learning

Do you want your photo tagging sites like Flickr to better recognize cats and dogs? MIT’s research lab, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), is working on it. In December, CSAIL researchers will present a new way of using machine learning at the annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. Built on a … continue reading

MIT researchers develop an automatic software bug-repair system

MIT researchers want to fix software bugs by borrowing functionality from other apps. “Over time, what you’d be doing is building this hybrid system that takes the best components from all these [other] implementations,” said Stelios Sidiroglou-Douskos, research scientist at MIT’s CSAIL. (Related: Google expands bug bounty program to Android) The researchers have developed CodePhage, … continue reading

MIT researchers are developing software to better diagnose cancer

Cancer is a scary thing, but it can be even scarier if doctors can’t properly diagnose the specific type of cancer a patient has. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) want to solve this problem with a program that they said can help doctors better identify the disease. The researchers specifically … continue reading

MIT researchers work to find integer overflow errors

MIT researchers have created a new algorithm to tackle one of the most common bugs in programming: integer overflows. According to the researchers, these errors not only can cause computer programs to crash, but also leave them vulnerable to attack. “Integer overflow errors are an insidious source of software failures and security vulnerabilities,” they wrote. … continue reading

2014 Turing Award goes to MIT’s Michael Stonebraker

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced Michael Stonebraker as the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient for his work in modern database systems. Stonebraker is a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). “Mike has been a trailblazer in the field of databases by asking the … continue reading

Researchers build robotic garden that teaches basic programming concepts

A group of researchers have created a robotic garden they say is an aesthetically appealing way to get young students involved in programming. The researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering uses robotic sheep, origami flowers and robotic ducks to introduce students to topics such as … continue reading

Humans prefer taking orders from robots, study says

Soon you’ll have to bow before your robot overlords. New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) revealed that workers actually favor robots having control over human responsibilities. “In our research we were seeking to find that sweet spot for ensuring that the human workforce is both satisfied and productive,” says project … continue reading

SD Times Blog: MIT launches Big Data online training

Four-week course focuses on topics ranging from data collection to analytics … continue reading

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