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Science AMA Series: We see an opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding of intelligence. We are MIT faculty members Anantha Chandrakasan, Daniela Rus, and James DiCarlo. AMA!
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Unfortunately, that’s all the time we have to answer your questions today. Thanks, everyone for your engaging questions! Follow: @MIT, @MITEngineering, @MIT_CSAIL, and @mitbrainandcog to continue to get news around our work. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ At MIT, we are on a quest to answer two big questions. 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? We aspire for our new knowledge and newly built tools to serve the public good. Read this MIT news article to learn more: http://mitsha.re/5k6D30i80qQ About us Anantha Chandrakasan: I am the dean of the School of Engineering at MIT. Before being named Dean, I was the Vannevar Bush Professor and head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). During my tenure at EECS I spearheaded a number of initiatives that opened opportunities for students, postdocs, and faculty to conduct research, explore entrepreneurial projects, and engage with EECS. Daniela Rus: I am the Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. I imagine a future where robots are so integrated in the fabric of human life that they become as common as smart phones are today. James DiCarlo: I am the head of MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience. My research goal is to reverse engineer the brain mechanisms that underlie human visual intelligence, such as our ability to recognize objects on a desk, words on a page, or the faces of loved ones. This knowledge could inspire novel machine vision systems, illuminate new ways to repair or augment lost senses and potentially create new methods to treat disorders of the mind.