Topic: massachusetts institute of technology

MIT announces $1 billion commitment to advance computing and AI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced new plans today to reshape the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and computing. The university is investing $1 billion to tackle global opportunities and challenges from computing and AI. According to the university, this is the largest investment made by an American academic institution, and this will help make … continue reading

MIT launches new human and machine intelligence initiative

MIT has announced the MIT Intelligence Quest (IQ), a new initiative to learn about the foundations of human intelligence and drive technological innovations that will positively influence many aspects of society. These innovations will range from foundational knowledge such as finding new ways to teach machines, to practical tools such as disease diagnosis, drug discovery, materials and … continue reading

MIT provides insights into its bitcoin experiment

In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced plans to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem. As part of this plan, the university gave incoming freshman access to $100 worth of bitcoins and launched the MIT Bitcoin Project. The idea was to study the role early adopters have on spreading technology. Now, three years later the … 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

SD Times Blog: MIT launches Big Data online training

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

SD Times Blog: New technology makes 3D image interaction possible

Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology that allows people to physically interact with digital information … continue reading

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