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The Biggest Deepfake Porn Website Is Now Blocked in the UK
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 16:54:17 +0000
The world's most-visited deepfake website and another large competing site are stopping people in the UK from accessing them, days after the UK government announced a crackdown.
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How to Stop ChatGPT’s Voice Feature From Interrupting You
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 15:23:10 +0000
ChatGPT’s conversation tools are fantastic—when the chatbot isn’t constantly talking over you. Try these tips for a better AI audio experience.
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The Taylor Swift Album Leak’s Big AI Problem
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:06:33 +0000
When The Tortured Poets Department leaked, some Taylor Swift fans swore it must be AI. Expect that to be a common refrain.
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A Wave of AI Tools Is Set to Transform Work Meetings
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0000
An AI-powered wearable from startup Limitless promises to make meetings more productive. It’s the beginning of a wider transformation of human interactions.
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Meta Is Already Training a More Powerful Successor to Llama 3
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 01:08:55 +0000
The open source Llama 3 AI model released by Meta today is just the start, according to the company’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun. He said a new, much larger version is in the works.
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What If Your AI Girlfriend Hated You?
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:00:00 +0000
AngryGF offers a perpetually enraged chatbot intended to teach men better communication skills. WIRED took it for a spin.
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The Real-Time Deepfake Romance Scams Have Arrived
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 11:00:00 +0000
Watch how smooth-talking scammers known as “Yahoo Boys” use widely available face-swapping tech to carry out elaborate romance scams.
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The Atlas Robot Is Dead. Long Live the Atlas Robot
Wed, 17 Apr 2024 18:56:58 +0000
Before the dear old model could even power down, Boston Dynamics unleashed a stronger new Atlas robot that can move in ways us puny humans never can.
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How One Author Pushed the Limits of AI Copyright
Wed, 17 Apr 2024 10:30:00 +0000
Elisa Shupe was initially rebuffed when she tried to copyright a book she wrote with help from ChatGPT. Now the US Copyright Office has changed course—but there’s a catch.
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Tech Leaders Once Cried for AI Regulation. Now the Message Is ‘Slow Down’
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:00:00 +0000
Any dreams of a sweeping AI bill out of Congress are basically a hallucination.
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To build a better AI helper, start by modeling the irrational behavior of humans
Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400
A new technique can be used to predict the actions of human or AI agents who behave suboptimally while working toward unknown goals.
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Using deep learning to image the Earth’s planetary boundary layer
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:00:00 -0400
Lincoln Laboratory researchers are using AI to get a better picture of the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface. Their techniques could improve weather and drought prediction.
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Advancing technology for aquaculture
Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:00:00 -0400
MIT Sea Grant students apply machine learning to support local aquaculture hatcheries.
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3 Questions: Enhancing last-mile logistics with machine learning
Tue, 16 Apr 2024 15:00:00 -0400
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Director Matthias Winkenbach uses AI to make vehicle routing more efficient and adaptable for unexpected events.
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A crossroads for computing at MIT
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 15:30:00 -0400
The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building will form a new cluster of connectivity across a spectrum of disciplines in computing and artificial intelligence.
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New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:00:00 -0400
By providing plausible label maps for one medical image, the Tyche machine-learning model could help clinicians and researchers capture crucial information.
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A faster, better way to prevent an AI chatbot from giving toxic responses
Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400
Researchers create a curious machine-learning model that finds a wider variety of prompts for training a chatbot to avoid hateful or harmful output.
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Extracting hydrogen from rocks
Mon, 08 Apr 2024 17:00:00 -0400
Iwnetim Abate aims to stimulate natural hydrogen production underground, potentially unearthing a new path to a cheap, carbon-free energy source.
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When an antibiotic fails: MIT scientists are using AI to target “sleeper” bacteria
Mon, 08 Apr 2024 14:00:00 -0400
Most antibiotics target metabolically active bacteria, but with artificial intelligence, researchers can efficiently screen compounds that are lethal to dormant microbes.
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A new computational technique could make it easier to engineer useful proteins
Wed, 03 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400
MIT researchers plan to search for proteins that could be used to measure electrical activity in the brain.
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Does technology help or hurt employment?
Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400
Combing through 35,000 job categories in U.S. census data, economists found a new way to quantify technology’s effects on job loss and creation.
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Most work is new work, long-term study of U.S. census data shows
Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0400
The majority of U.S. jobs are in occupations that have emerged since 1940, MIT research finds — telling us much about the ways jobs are created and lost.
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MIT launches Working Group on Generative AI and the Work of the Future
Thu, 28 Mar 2024 18:00:00 -0400
New initiative is convening leading companies and nonprofits with support from Google’s Community Grants Fund.
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Second round of seed grants awarded to MIT scholars studying the impact and applications of generative AI
Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:00:00 -0400
The 16 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore generative AI’s impact on privacy, art, drug discovery, aging, and more.
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MIT-derived algorithm helps forecast the frequency of extreme weather
Tue, 26 Mar 2024 09:00:00 -0400
The new approach “nudges” existing climate simulations closer to future reality.
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Engineering household robots to have a little common sense
Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0400
With help from a large language model, MIT engineers enabled robots to self-correct after missteps and carry on with their chores.
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Large language models use a surprisingly simple mechanism to retrieve some stored knowledge
Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0400
Researchers demonstrate a technique that can be used to probe a model to see what it knows about new subjects.
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AI generates high-quality images 30 times faster in a single step
Thu, 21 Mar 2024 09:30:00 -0400
Novel method makes tools like Stable Diffusion and DALL-E-3 faster by simplifying the image-generating process to a single step while maintaining or enhancing image quality.
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New algorithm unlocks high-resolution insights for computer vision
Mon, 18 Mar 2024 15:10:00 -0400
FeatUp, developed by MIT CSAIL researchers, boosts the resolution of any deep network or visual foundation for computer vision systems.
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Five MIT faculty members take on Cancer Grand Challenges
Mon, 18 Mar 2024 10:15:00 -0400
Joining three teams backed by a total of $75 million, MIT researchers will tackle some of cancer’s toughest challenges.
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3 Questions: What you need to know about audio deepfakes
Fri, 15 Mar 2024 16:50:00 -0400
MIT CSAIL postdoc Nauman Dawalatabad explores ethical considerations, challenges in spear-phishing defense, and the optimistic future of AI-created voices across various sectors.
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Researchers enhance peripheral vision in AI models
Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500
By enabling models to see the world more like humans do, the work could help improve driver safety and shed light on human behavior.
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Using generative AI to improve software testing
Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500
MIT spinout DataCebo helps companies bolster their datasets by creating synthetic data that mimic the real thing.
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Startup accelerates progress toward light-speed computing
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500
Lightmatter, founded by three MIT alumni, is using photonic technologies to reinvent how chips communicate and calculate.
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Dealing with the limitations of our noisy world
Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0500
Tamara Broderick uses statistical approaches to understand and quantify the uncertainty that can affect study results.
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Brain surgery training from an avatar
Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:30:00 -0500
MIT.nano Immersion Lab works with AR/VR startup to create transcontinental medical instruction.
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3 Questions: Shaping the future of work in an age of AI
Wed, 28 Feb 2024 16:40:00 -0500
Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, and Simon Johnson, faculty co-directors of the new MIT Shaping the Future of Work Initiative, describe why the work matters and what they hope to achieve.
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Sadhana Lolla named 2024 Gates Cambridge Scholar
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:10:00 -0500
The MIT senior will pursue graduate studies in technology policy at Cambridge University.
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New AI model could streamline operations in a robotic warehouse
Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500
By breaking an intractable problem into smaller chunks, a deep-learning technique identifies the optimal areas for thinning out traffic in a warehouse.
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“We offer another place for knowledge”
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 14:35:00 -0500
After acquiring data science and AI skills from MIT, Jospin Hassan shared them with his community in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi and built pathways for talented learners.
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Generative AI for smart grid modeling
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 14:30:00 -0500
MIT LIDS awarded funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission as part of a multi-state collaborative project to model and test new smart grid technologies for use in rural areas.
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Putting AI into the hands of people with problems to solve
Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500
Alumni-founded Pienso has developed a user-friendly AI builder so domain experts can build solutions without writing any code.
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New model identifies drugs that shouldn’t be taken together
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 05:00:00 -0500
Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers can predict interactions that could interfere with a drug’s effectiveness.
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This tiny, tamper-proof ID tag can authenticate almost anything
Sun, 18 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500
MIT engineers developed a tag that can reveal with near-perfect accuracy whether an item is real or fake. The key is in the glue on the back of the tag.
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Using AI to discover stiff and tough microstructures
Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:40:00 -0500
Innovative AI system from MIT CSAIL melds simulations and physical testing to forge materials with newfound durability and flexibility for diverse engineering uses.
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A new way to let AI chatbots converse all day without crashing
Tue, 13 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500
Researchers developed a simple yet effective solution for a puzzling problem that can worsen the performance of large language models such as ChatGPT.
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Safer skies with self-flying helicopters
Fri, 09 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0500
Autonomous helicopters made by Rotor Technologies, a startup led by MIT alumni, take the human out of risky commercial missions.
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Six MIT students selected as spring 2024 MIT-Pillar AI Collective Fellows
Tue, 06 Feb 2024 16:50:00 -0500
The graduate students will aim to commercialize innovations in AI, machine learning, and data science.
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How symmetry can come to the aid of machine learning
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 10:10:00 -0500
Exploiting the symmetry within datasets, MIT researchers show, can decrease the amount of data needed for training neural networks.
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Doctors have more difficulty diagnosing disease when looking at images of darker skin
Mon, 05 Feb 2024 05:00:00 -0500
Dermatologists and general practitioners are somewhat less accurate in diagnosing disease in darker skin, a new study finds. Used correctly, AI may be able to help.
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Generating the policy of tomorrow
Wed, 24 Jan 2024 15:25:00 -0500
Hundreds of participants from around the world joined the sixth annual MIT Policy Hackathon to develop data-informed policy solutions to challenges in health, housing, and more.
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Q&A: A blueprint for sustainable innovation
Wed, 24 Jan 2024 14:00:00 -0500
Atacama Biomaterials, co-founded by Paloma Gonzalez-Rojas SM ’15, PhD ’21, combines architecture, machine learning, and chemical engineering to create eco-friendly materials.
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What to do about AI in health?
Tue, 23 Jan 2024 16:25:00 -0500
Although artificial intelligence in health has shown great promise, pressure is mounting for regulators around the world to act, as AI tools demonstrate potentially harmful outcomes.
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New hope for early pancreatic cancer intervention via AI-based risk prediction
Thu, 18 Jan 2024 14:00:00 -0500
MIT CSAIL researchers develop advanced machine-learning models that outperform current methods in detecting pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
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Reasoning and reliability in AI
Thu, 18 Jan 2024 13:00:00 -0500
PhD students interning with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab look to improve natural language usage.
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Stratospheric safety standards: How aviation could steer regulation of AI in health
Wed, 17 Jan 2024 12:50:00 -0500
An interdisciplinary team of researchers thinks health AI could benefit from some of the aviation industry’s long history of hard-won lessons that have created one of the safest activities today.
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Complex, unfamiliar sentences make the brain’s language network work harder
Wed, 03 Jan 2024 05:00:00 -0500
A new study finds that language regions in the left hemisphere light up when reading uncommon sentences, while straightforward sentences elicit little response.
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MIT in the media: 2023 in review
Thu, 21 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0500
MIT community members made headlines with key research advances and their efforts to tackle pressing challenges.
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Using AI, MIT researchers identify a new class of antibiotic candidates
Wed, 20 Dec 2023 11:00:00 -0500
These compounds can kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes deadly infections.
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A flexible solution to help artists improve animation
Wed, 20 Dec 2023 00:00:00 -0500
This new method draws on 200-year-old geometric foundations to give artists control over the appearance of animated characters.
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