Monthly Archives: October 2016

Making computers explain themselves

New training technique would reveal the basis for machine-learning systems’ decisions by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, the best-performing systems in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of neural networks, which look for patterns in training data that yield useful predictions

MIT launches new venture for world-changing entrepreneurs

The Engine will provide funding, space, and expertise — powering a network of innovation networks by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —  MIT President L. Rafael Reif has announced the creation of The Engine, a new kind of enterprise designed to support startup

Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

New treatment elicits two-pronged immune response that destroys tumors in mice by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, MA — Harnessing the body’s own immune system to destroy tumors is a tantalizing prospect that has yet to realize its full potential. However, a new advance