Category Archives: Top Story

Evaluating voter experience

Wait times at polls in 2016 election improved in several key states, new survey results show by Abby Abazorius, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — While many voters reported long lines at polling locations around the country during the 2012 presidential election, this year the overall

Learning words from pictures

System correlates recorded speech with images, could lead to fully automated speech recognition by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Speech recognition systems, such as those that convert speech to text on cellphones, are generally the result of machine learning. A computer pores through

Yoga must be a part of daily training of sportspersons: Vijay Goel

Yoga must be a part of daily training of sportspersons that would boost their endurance levels and concentration: Vijay Goel Renowned Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev here yesterday (11 December, 2016) called on Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel at his residence . They discussed

India and Israel to step-up science and technology cooperation

Dr. Harsh Vardhan remarked that India values its science and technology cooperation with Israel which is a leading innovative nation of the world A high level Israeli delegation led by Minister for Science, Technology and Space Mr.Ofir Akunis, including three members of Israeli parliament met

PM pays tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has paid tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas. “I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas. India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation,” the Prime Minister said.

MIT announces MITx MicroMasters program in development economics

Institute to offer its first “blended-only” master’s program, in data, economics, and development policy (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — A new master’s degree in data, economics, and development policy (DEDP), announced today by MIT and offered by its renowned Department of Economics, represents a new path to

Computer learns to recognize sounds by watching video

Machine-learning system doesn’t require costly hand-annotated data by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, computers have gotten remarkably good at recognizing speech and images: Think of the dictation software on most cellphones, or the algorithms that automatically identify people in photos