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This is your brain. This is your brain on code

This is your brain. This is your brain on code

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which measures changes in blood flow throughout the brain, has been used over the past couple of decades for a variety of applications, including “functional anatomy” — a way of determining which brain areas are...

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Subtle biases in AI can influence emergency decisions

Subtle biases in AI can influence emergency decisions

It’s no secret that people harbor biases — some unconscious, perhaps, and others painfully overt. The average person might suppose that computers — machines typically made of plastic, steel, glass, silicon, and various metals — are free of prejudice. While that...

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Machine learning and the arts: A creative continuum

Machine learning and the arts: A creative continuum

Sketch a doodle of a drum or a saxophone to conjure a multi-instrumental composition. Look into a webcam, speak, and watch your mouth go bouncing across the screen — the input for a series of charmingly clunky chain reactions. This is what visitors to the MIT...

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Meet the 2022-23 Accenture Fellows

Meet the 2022-23 Accenture Fellows

Launched in October 2020, the MIT and Accenture Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology underscores the ways in which industry and technology can collaborate to spur innovation. The five-year initiative aims to achieve its mission through research,...

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Large language models help decipher clinical notes

Large language models help decipher clinical notes

Electronic health records (EHRs) need a new public relations manager. Ten years ago, the U.S. government passed a law that strongly encouraged the adoption of electronic health records with the intent of improving and streamlining care. The enormous amount of...

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Ushering in a new era of computing

Ushering in a new era of computing

As a graduate student doing his master’s thesis on speech recognition at the MIT AI Lab (now the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory), Dan Huttenlocher worked closely with Professor Victor Zue. Well known for pioneering the development...

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Teresa Gao named 2024 Mitchell Scholar

Teresa Gao named 2024 Mitchell Scholar

MIT senior Teresa Gao has been named one of the 12 winners of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship’s Class of 2024. After graduating next spring with a double major in computer science and engineering as well as brain and cognitive sciences, she will study...

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A factory for FrEDs at MIT

A factory for FrEDs at MIT

MIT is famous as a factory of ideas. You could also call MIT a factory for learning. But for one group of students over the past year MIT has been, in fact, a factory. The team of graduate students designed and built — entirely within an MIT lab — an assembly...

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