Topic: mit

SD Times news digest: Apple and Google’s accessibility initiatives, Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, and Theta Labs partners with Play Labs

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day yesterday, Apple announced it will be teaming up with educators from blind and deaf communities across the US to provide accessible coding to their schools. Starting in the fall, schools that support students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will teach the Everyone Can Code program for Swift, which … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MIT CSAIL’s MapLite framework, Qwil’s Fuel for the App Economy, and Qt for Python

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MapLite, a new framework for self-driving cars that allows them to drive on roads they’ve never been on before without the use of 3D maps. The current self-driving cars being tested on the roads are only driving in major cities, where they have … continue reading

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab researchers train computers to understand dynamic events

Researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab want to make computers more “human.” The researchers are currently working on a project that will help computers understand and recognize dynamic events. “As we grow up, we look around, we see people and objects moving, we hear sounds that people and object make. We have a lot … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Samsung ARTIK, Kanban course, and MIT private browsing

Samsung has announced it is expanding the ARTIK smart IoT platform with new partnerships to foster the creation of innovative products and services, and enable ARTIK customers to bring new products and services to market faster. “IoT has the potential to impact millions of individuals, businesses and society at large – and Samsung continues to … continue reading

MIT researchers develop new chips for IoT and neural networks

MIT researchers are developing new chips to overcome modern technology problems. The researchers revealed a new chip designed to perform public-key encryption for the Internet of Things as well as a chip designed to reduce the power consumption of neural networks. Public-key encryption or cryptography enables computers to share information securely without needing a secret … 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 expands its presence to the West Coast to teach a deep learning course in Silicon Valley

Deep learning is a growing field that has been increasingly popular in recent years as advances in artificial intelligence are made and the excitement to innovate grows. This spring, MIT will be launching a deep learning course that will take place in San Jose, California, making this the first MIT course ever taught on the … continue reading

Facebook, IBM, Microsoft lead advances in AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing larger roles in software, from data consumption and analysis to test automation and user experience. These cognitive services will drive the next wave of technology innovation. And industry heavyweights Facebook,  IBM and Microsoft are leading the charge with new investments for innovation. IBM yesterday announced plans to create … 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

MIT CSAIL’s WiGait, Check Point discovers OSX/Dok malware, and Apple suggests self-driving changes to Calif. DMV — SD Times news digest: May 1, 2017

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been working on a system called WiGait, which accurately monitors walking speed in a way that is both continuous and unobtrusive. The researchers’ paper presented the device, saying it measures the walking speed of multiple people, with 95 to 99 percent accuracy using wireless signals. Professor Dina Katabi at MIT’s CSAIL says … continue reading

MIT experts warn Trump administration about cybersecurity issues

MIT experts are urging the Trump administration to take cybersecurity more seriously. According to the experts, electric grids, oil pipelines, and other critical infrastructure in the U.S. pose huge hacking risks, but are widely ignored. “The digital systems that control critical infrastructure in the United States and most other countries are easily penetrated and architecturally … continue reading

Red Hat’s Marina Zhurakhinskaya fights for inclusivity, diversity in open-source community

Raw data suggest the open-source community remains dominated by men, but women in coding are crusading against these statistics and finding ways to achieve inclusivity. One of these women is Marina Zhurakhinskaya, a longtime software engineer and Red Hat’s first senior outreach specialist, who is devoting her career to making open source communities, like the … continue reading Protection Status