MIT boffins use AI to spot COVID-19
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 November 2020 11:48

MIT boffins use AI to spot COVID-19


Sound of hacking

Scientists from MIT have developed a new AI model that can detect COVID-19 from a simple forced cough.

Stop teaching programming using logic puzzles!
Published in News


Coding introduced to kids badly

MIT's Mitchel Resnick and Natalie Rusk have warned that trying to teach kids programming using logic puzzles is like teaching people to write using crosswords.

MIT kills racist AI database
Published in AI
Thursday, 02 July 2020 11:14

MIT kills racist AI database


It lowered the standards of the world

MIT has taken offline its highly cited dataset that trained AI systems to potentially describe people using racist, misogynistic, and other problematic terms.

MIT boffins develop new brain chip
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 11:46

MIT boffins develop new brain chip


Small enough for a mobile phone

MIT boffins have published a new paper that describes a new type of artificial brain synapse that offers performance improvements versus other existing versions, and which can be combined in volumes of tens of thousands on a chip that's smaller physically than a piece of confetti. 

AI developments aren't all real
Published in AI
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:05

AI developments aren't all real


Hype machine works well though

AI developments might not be all they are cracked up to be and are just tweaks to existing technology, according to studies compiled by MIT boffins.

MIT tells you how fast your code will run on different chips
Published in PC Hardware


Uses machine learning tool

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) boffins have developed a new machine learning-based tool that will tell you how fast code can run on various chips.

Stallman resigns from MIT
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:20

Stallman resigns from MIT


Stands down as president from the Free Software Foundation and its board of directors

Free software messiah Richard Stallman has resigned from MIT, and as president and board member of the Free Software Foundation.

Stallman defends himself over Epstein comments
Published in News
Monday, 16 September 2019 10:55

Stallman defends himself over Epstein comments


Not really what I said

Open saucy messiah Richard Stallman has found himself in a bit of a mess after he was quoted as defending Marvin Minsky's association with dead sex-pest Jeffrey Epstein.

MIT creates mass production process for cell-sized robots
Published in IoT


Looking for micro-sized Sara Conners

Boffins at MIT have announced a discovery that could allow mass production of self-powered robots that are the size of cells.

MIT comes up with a new power saving neural chip
Published in PC Hardware


IBM declares it a "a huge step forward"

MIT boffins have emerged from their smoke filled labs with a neural network chip that could reduce the power consumption of devices by 95 percent.