Tag: Artificial Intelligence

  • Nation & World

    Corporate activism takes on precarious role

    Microsoft President Brad Smith examines the impact of corporate activism during a HUBweek talk with Harvard Business Review editor Adi Ignatius.

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    Harvard Business Review Editor-in-Chief, Adi Ignatius talks with Brad Smith (left), President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
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    Crunch time for the human race

    Astrophysicist and cosmologist Martin Rees discusses his new book, “On the Future: Prospects for Humanity,” and shares his thoughts on climate change, artificial intelligence, robotics, and more.

    7 minutes
    astrophysicist and cosmologist Martin Rees
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    Examining aftershocks with AI

    Sparked by a suggestion from researchers at Google, Harvard scientists are using artificial intelligence technology to analyze a database of earthquakes from around the world in an effort to predict where aftershocks might occur. Using deep-learning algorithms, they developed a system that, while still imprecise, was able to forecast aftershocks significantly better than random assignment.

    6 minutes
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    Movement monitor

    A team of researchers from the Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, and the University of Tübingen is turning to artificial intelligence technology to make it far easier than ever before to track animals’ movements in the lab.

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    Rendering of lab animals moving.
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    Deep into the wild

    Researchers used “deep learning” to identify images captured by motion-sensing cameras.

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    Two cheetahs in the wild.
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    Learning to find ‘quiet’ earthquakes

    Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Marine Denolle is one of several co-authors of a study that used computer-learning algorithms to identify small earthquakes buried in seismic noise.

    4 minutes
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    When machines rule, should humans object?

    Harvard scholars shared concerns and ideas in a HUBweek panel titled “Programming the Future of AI: Ethics, Governance, and Justice.”

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    The robots are coming, but relax

    As artificial intelligence takes hold in more fields, you’ll likely have a job, analysts say, but it may be a different one.

    3 minutes
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    The mystery of the brain examined

    “Toward an Artificial Brain” brought the results of a Harvard-led effort to Allston with an Ed Portal discussion.

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    What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

    “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).

    3 minutes
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    Robots to the rescue

    Inspired by termites’ resilience and collective intelligence, a team of computer scientists and engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has created an autonomous robotic construction crew. The system needs no supervisor, just simple robots that cooperate.

    5 minutes
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    Advancing science and technology

    The National Science Foundation is awarding grants to create three new science and technology centers this year, with two of them based in Cambridge. The two multi-institutional grants total $45 million over five years.

    6 minutes
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    Alan Turing at 100

    Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments celebrates the 100th birthday of Alan Turing, whose ideas theorized the first computers, spurred the science of artificial intelligence, and — oh yes — helped save the Allies during World War II.

    7 minutes
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    Students vs. computer

    Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan students put IBM’s groundbreaking, “Jeopardy!”-winning computer to the test in a live match-up on Oct. 31. But outsmarting Watson, it turns out, is a not-so-elementary task.

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    Leslie Valiant wins Turing Award

    The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) today (March 9) named Leslie G. Valiant the winner of the 2010 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science.

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    Inside electronic commerce

    Harvard’s David C. Parkes studies the intersection of computer science and economics in order to simplify decision making.

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