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MIT trolls Donald Trump over airplane tweets

In the wake of March 10’s fatal Boeing 737 MAX airplane crash in Ethiopia, President Donald Trump took computer scientists to task today for making airplanes “too complex to fly.” And the computer scientists struck back. It all took place … Continue reading

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Vision-free robot feels its way through the dark

Boston Dynamics’ scary-smart robots make use of sophisticated computer vision, but MIT is following a different strategy with its Cheetah 3 robot. The vision-free version of MIT’s 80-pound, Labrador-sized Cheetah 3 can find its way across a pitch-black room and up an … Continue reading

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Worried about fake news? Get set for fake humans

We have heard the voice of our future AI overlord — and it’s making hair appointments for us. Last week, Google wowed the world by demonstrating a voice assistant called Duplex that sounds eerily human on the telephone, right down the um’s and … Continue reading

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MIT and a startup join the commercial fusion race

A new entrant in the race to commercialize fusion energy, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, aims to capitalize on superconductor technology from MIT and $50 million from the Italian energy company Eni. The collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Commonwealth Fusion, an … Continue reading

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IBM and MIT partner up to boost AI research

IBM is making a 10-year, $240 million investment in artificial intelligence research through a new lab it’s creating in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The investment will support research by IBM and MIT scientists at the newly created … Continue reading

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