MIT researchers have developed a way for deep learning neural networks to rapidly estimate confidence levels in their output. The advance could enhance safety and efficiency in AI-assisted decision making. Credit: MIT A faster way to estimate uncertainty in AI-assisted decision-making could lead to safer outcomes. Increasingly, artificial intelligence systems […]

ANIMATION In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications. Thanh Nguyen is in the habit of breaking down barriers. Take languages, for instance: Nguyen, a third-year doctoral candidate in nuclear science and engineering (NSE), wanted “to […]

MIT researchers have developed a system, called MCUNet, that brings machine learning to microcontrollers. The advance could enhance the function and security of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). Credit: MIT Advance could enable artificial intelligence on household appliances while enhancing data security and energy efficiency. Deep learning […]

David Fischer sits beside the experiment’s vacuum chamber (illuminated in blue), where the high temperature superconductor tapes will be mounted for proton irradiation and in situ transport current measurement. His laptop shows data obtained in such measurements — the basis for determining the critical current. Credit: Zoe Fisher MIT Energy Fellow […]

Fiber optics couple laser light directly into the ion-trap chip. When in use, the chip is cooled to cryogenic temperatures in a vacuum chamber, and waveguides on the chip deliver the light to an ion trapped right above the chip’s surface for performing quantum computation. Credit: Image courtesy of the […]

Artist’s impression of a magnetar in outburst, showing complex magnetic field structure and beamed emission, here imagined as following a crust cracking episode. Credit: McGill University Graphic Design Team The fast radio bursts are likely generated by a magnetar, the most magnetic type of star in the universe. Fast radio […]

MIT researchers have built a battery-free pinpointing system dubbed Underwater Backscatter Localization (UBL). This photo shows the battery-free sensor encapsulated in a polymer before it is dipped into the Charles river. Credit: Reza Ghaffarivardavagh New approach could spark an era of battery-free ocean exploration, with applications ranging from marine conservation […]

“As we age, it’s harder to have a get-up-and-go attitude toward things,” says study author Ann Graybiel. Credit: Christine Daniloff, MIT Research on mice suggests aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning to make some types of decisions. As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new […]

In developing a system to help decipher lost languages, MIT researchers studied the language of Ugaritic, which is related to Hebrew and has previously been analyzed and deciphered by linguists. Credit: S.R.K. Branavan System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history. Recent research […]