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  • Collaborative learning — for robots

    Algorithm lets independent agents collectively produce a machine-learning model without aggregating data.

    June 25, 2014
  • Computer system automatically solves word problems

    Applications could include educational tools, systems to solve practical geometry or physics problems.

    May 2, 2014
  • Machine learning branches out

    An algorithm that extends an artificial-intelligence technique to new tasks could aid in analysis of flight delays and social networks.

    November 14, 2013
  • How computers can learn better

    With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.

    May 29, 2013
  • Making sense of medical sensors

    Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.

    April 19, 2013
  • Making cloud computing more efficient

    For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent while actually improving performance.

    March 12, 2013
  • Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights

    A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.

    October 31, 2012
  • Excel programming for nonprogrammers

    A new system allows Excel users to create customized functions for their spreadsheets simply by offering a few examples of how data should be manipulated.

    May 8, 2012
  • Data mining without prejudice

    A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.

    December 16, 2011
  • Robots in reality

    Nicholas Roy designs robots for real-world challenges.

    November 28, 2011
  • Machines that learn better

    New math will make it much easier to build machine-learning systems that tackle a wider range of problems.

    May 18, 2010
  • Drug discovery, Netflix style?

    MIT researchers apply ranking algorithms to pharmaceutical R&D.

    April 13, 2010