MIT professors discuss Nobel economics win

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn’t in the fight to reduce global poverty. (Oct. 14)

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DARPA and AI: Visionary Pioneer and Advocate

Artificial Intelligence has experienced waves of excitement before, but we have never seen the kind of worldwide enthusiasm that we see now, especially in the commercial sector, where AI has become the central mission of some of the world’s most powerful tech companies. DARPA is known for being the first supporter of AI research and panelists highlight the impetus DARPA provided to the field’s most central technological areas, and give insights about where the field is going next.

Moderator
Dr. Ron Brachman – Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Panelists
Dr. Rodney Brooks – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Thomas Dietterich – Oregon State University
Mr. David Gunning – DARPA, I2O
Dr. William Mark – SRI International
Dr. Raj Reddy – Carnegie Mellon University

White House claims on Syria chemical attack ‘obviously false’ – Prof. Theodor Postol of MIT

Earlier the US released a declassified intelligence brief accusing Syrian President Assad of ordering and organizing the chemical attack on civilians in the rebel-held town in the Idlib province.
At the same time, the report ‘contains absolutely no evidence’ to prove this, says Theodore Postol, Professor in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and leading CW expert.
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