MIT IQ Aims to Advance Human Machine Intelligence Research
Google isn’t the only one shooting for the moon: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week introduced the MIT Intelligence Quest.The initiative, known as MIT IQ, aims to “discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.”There is no right answer to the Intelligence Quest: Some advances may be foundational—insight into human intelligence and machine learning, for example. While others will be practical tools for disease diagnosis, drug discovery, materials and manufacturing design, automated systems, synthetic biology, and finance.AdChoices广告“Today we set out to answer two big questions,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said in a statement. “How does human intelligence work, in engineering terms? And how can we use that deep grasp of human intelligence to build wiser and more useful machines, to the benefit of society?”The solution may lie in one of MIT IQ’s two branches: The Core, set up to advance science and engineering of human and machine intelligence; and The Bridge, dedicated to discoveries in natural and artificial intelligence.Researchers will also investigate the societal and ethical implications of advanced analytical and predictive tools.“Our quest is meant to power world-changing possibilities,” according to Anantha Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science.At the heart of MIT IQ is a collaboration between researchers in human and artificial intelligence; the program should yield long- and short-term results.“We imagine preventing deaths from cancer by using deep learning for early detection and personalized treatment,” he continued. “We imagine artificial intelligence in sync with, complementing, and assisting our own intelligence. And we imagine every scientist and engineer having access to human-intelligence-inspired algorithms that open new avenues of discovery in their fields.”MIT IQ will build on an earlier model established with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, announced in September.“To take on the world’s greatest challenges and seize its biggest opportunities, we need to rapidly advance both AI technology and our understanding of human intelligence,” John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president for cognitive solutions and research, said. “Building on decades of collaboration … IBM and MIT will together shape a new agenda for intelligence research and its applications.” Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.