IBM and MIT to pursue joint research in artificial intelligence, establish new MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab

BREAKING: IBM invests $240 million to establish new AI lab w/@MIT:  @IBMResearch

  • The new lab will be one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date, mobilizing the talent of more than 100 AI scientists, professors, and students to pursue joint research at IBM’s Research Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts — co-located with the IBM Watson Health and IBM Security headquarters in Kendall Square — and on the neighboring MIT campus.
  • IBM and MIT plan to issue a call for proposals to MIT researchers and IBM scientists to submit their ideas for joint research to push the boundaries in AI science and technology in several areas, including:

    In addition to IBM’s plan to produce innovations that advance the frontiers of AI, a distinct objective of the new lab is to encourage MIT faculty and students to launch companies that will focus on commercializing AI inventions and technologies that are developed at the lab.

  • Both MIT and IBM have been pioneers in artificial intelligence research, and the new AI lab builds on a decades-long research relationship between the two.
  • In 2016, IBM Research announced a multiyear collaboration with MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to advance the scientific field of machine vision, a core aspect of artificial intelligence.
  • Currently, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the Media Lab, the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society serve as connected hubs for AI and related research at MIT.

IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership with MIT. The lab will carry out fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) research and seek to propel scientific breakthroughs that unlock the potential of AI.

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Image-processing algorithms could speed up the search for drugs to treat rare diseases

Image-processing algorithms could speed up the search for drugs to treat rare diseases  #ai

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  • Image: Cells modified to model spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disease, as seen by software that can analyze their anatomy.
  • Rather than testing completely new drugs, the company tests known ones in the hope of finding valuable new uses for them.
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A startup uses algorithms that understand the anatomy of cells to discover new uses for existing drugs.
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Facebook Gives Away Machine Vision Tools of the Future

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) is giving away machine vision tools

  • Facebook Gives Away Machine Vision Tools of the Future
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  • The company has the tools to the public-open sourced them-so that any developer can play with the code and use it in their own projects.
  • His team has built a set of tools that does just that.
  • For example, the company eventually build software that could fully describe photos to blind users ( it’s already part of the way there ).

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@erikbryn: “Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) is giving away machine vision tools”


Facebook wants to teach computers to see, so it’s giving away its AI research for free.


Facebook Gives Away Machine Vision Tools of the Future