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    1. 3Q: Dropbox founder drops by to inspire and spark collaboration

      3Q: Dropbox founder drops by to inspire and spark collaboration

      Leave a comment Like MIT’s campus computing environment, Athena, a pre-cloud solution for enabling files and applications to follow the user, Dropbox’s Drew Houston ’05 brings his alma mater everywhere he goes. After earning his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and computer science, Houston’s frustration with the clunky need to carry portable USB drives drove him to partner with a fellow MIT student, Arash Ferdows, to develop an online solution — what would become Dropbox.

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    2. Artificial-intelligence system surfs web to improve its performance

      Artificial-intelligence system surfs web to improve its performance

      Information extraction — or automatically classifying data items stored as plain text — is a major topic of artificial-intelligence research. Image: MIT News Artificial-intelligence system surfs web to improve its performance “Information extraction” system helps turn plain text into data for statistical analysis. 10, Of the vast wealth of information unlocked by the Internet, most is plain text.

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    3. Making computers explain themselves

      Making computers explain themselves

      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 or classifications. A neural net might, for instance, be trained to recognize certain objects in digital images or to infer the topics of texts. But neural nets are black boxes. After training, a network may be very good at classifying data, but even its creators will have no idea why.

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    4. First major database of non-native English

      First major database of non-native English

      English is the most used language on the Internet, and globally most of the people who speak or write in English are non-native speakers. A new database of annotated English sentences written by non-native speakers could help improve how computers handle the spoken or written language of non-native English speakers. First major database of non-native English Resource could yield linguistic insights, practical applications for non-native English speakers.

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    5. Finding relevant data in a sea of languages

      Finding relevant data in a sea of languages

      The Lincoln Laboratory Cross-Language Search Engine team includes (left to right) Elizabeth Salesky, Jennifer Williams, Jennifer Drexler, and Michael Coury. Photo: Jon Barron Full Screen An English-speaking FBI analyst searches a collection of potential crime evidence reported in documents written in many different foreign languages. She enters a query for a term related to the crime (stock market).

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    6. Regina Barzilay named Delta Electronics Professor

      Regina Barzilay named Delta Electronics Professor

      Full Screen Regina Barzilay named Delta Electronics Professor Leader in human language technologies has been appointed the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science May 23, 2016 MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Share Leave a comment Regina Barzilay has been appointed the Delta Electronics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

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