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AI plays on your team in Iconary online game

For decades, the games that put artificial intelligence to the test have been played human vs. machine – whether it’s checkers, chess, Go, poker, StarCraft or “Jeopardy.” Why isn’t there a game where the AI and the human are on the same side? Now there is, and you … Continue reading

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Allen Institute expands into immunology

Billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen died two months ago, but before he passed away, he passed along a $125 million commitment to a new research frontier: the Allen Institute for Immunology. The Allen Institute’s newest division, unveiled today at the institute’s Seattle headquarters, will focus … Continue reading

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AI2 and Microsoft join forces on academic search

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI2, is partnering with Microsoft Research to widen the sphere of scientific search tools by connecting AI2’s Semantic Scholar academic search engine with the Microsoft Academic Graph. Semantic Scholar is a free online tool makes use of … Continue reading

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$43 million effort targets brain-blood connection

Medical researchers know all about the blood-brain barrier, but Seattle’s Allen Institute and the American Heart Association have selected three teams to participate in a $43 million initiative to study the blood-brain connection. The American Heart Association-Allen Initiative in Brain Health and Cognitive Impairment initiative, launched … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists draw up ‘parts list’ for brain cells

How many different kinds of cells are there in the brain? At least 133 kinds, including two types of neurons not recognized before, according to a pair of studies featured on the cover of this week’s issue of the journal … Continue reading

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Seattle skyline turns blue for Allen Institute

If you see a lot of blue lights around Seattle landmarks this week, it’s not in honor of the Seahawks — this time, the color scheme is paying tribute to another one of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s pet projects, the Allen Institute. … Continue reading

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Scientists discover mysterious human brain cell

A gene-by-gene, neuron-by-neuron search has turned up a new breed of brain cell that may serve as a fine-scale “volume control” for neural activity in humans. The novel type of brain cell, known as a rosehip neuron, is described in … Continue reading

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