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Beauty is in the eye of the machine

Edmond de Belamy

Perspective article by Mengmi Zhang. Nature Human Behavior (2021).

Ansel Adams said, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Is it possible to predict our fickle and subjective appraisal of ‘aesthetically pleasing’ visual art? Iigaya et al. used an artificial intelligence approach to show how human aesthetic preference can be partially explained as an integration of hierarchical constituent image features.

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The machine’s gambit: AI and chess

Have computers outsmarted human chess players? Join the Boston Museum of Science for an exciting special guest program all about artificial intelligence and the game of kings. Ask your questions LIVE in this action-packed Q&A!

Link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ask-a-scientist-the-machines-gambit-chess-and-ai-tickets-137841360219

Monday January 25, 2021. 5:30-6:00 pm ET.

Discussion with Prof. Gabriel Kreiman

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Virtual Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course

Woods Hole, Massachussetts

Brains, Minds and Machines

Directors: Gabriel Kreiman, Boris Katz, Tomaso Poggio

August 10, 2020 through August 21, 2020
Please follow this link to the course web site

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How brain computations can inspire new paths in AI

Lecture presented at the BMM Summer School 2021 by Gabriel Kreiman

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Congratulations Will Xiao!

Will Xiao
Will Xiao

Will Xiao was awarded the Stuart H.Q. & Victoria Quan Fellowship

See also recent work from Will Xiao:

Yuan L, Xiao W, Kreiman G, Tay FEH, Feng, JL, Livingstone, M (2020). Adversarial images for the primate brain. arXiv. 2011.05623 PDF

Xiao W. and Kreiman G. (2020). XDream: Finding preferred stimuli for visual neurons using generative networks and gradient-free optimization. PLoS Computational Biology 16(6): e1007973. PDF 

Ponce C.R., Xiao W., Schade P.F., Hartmann T.S., Kreiman G., Livingstone M. (2019). Evolving Images for Visual Neurons Using a Deep Generative Network Reveals Coding Principles and Neuronal Preferences. Cell, 177:999-1009. PDF