A newly announces MIT and IBM collaboration is meant to create an AI more advanced than anything that is currently on the market. The two companies partnered up in order to create a truly intelligent artificial intelligence, one that will be able to recognize pictures and sounds like a human would.
The Brain-Inspired Multimedia Machine Comprehension, of the BIMMC, will be the result of a long and fruitful collaboration between the two tech giants. The main focus of the team in charge of the project will be to find a way to improve the audio and visual capabilities of the artificial intelligence.
When a person looks at a picture of a cat playing with a toy, it processes it automatically, being able to instantly give a rendition like “cat playing with a toy mouse on a red carpet.” That is what researchers want the new AI to do, process visual and audio information in a way similar to the human brain.
Jim DiCarlo, the head of the Brain and Cognitive Science Department at MIT will be in charge of the team that will be made out of researchers from both IBM and MIT.
The MIT and IBM collaboration was necessary because the project addresses more than one problem in the field of artificial intelligence. The future product of the tech giant alliance will need to be able to complete all of the tasks of the human brain.
The team will be using an artificial neural network to mimic brain processes in order to teach the computer to analyze the world around it exactly like a human would.
IBM has begun to branch out, the partnership with MIT being one of many projects that the company decided to get involved in. Guru Banavar, the company’s Cognitive Computing vice-president, detailed in a recent blog post that IBM will also take part in scientific endeavors focusing on cybersecurity, AI decision-making processes, and AI deep language learning.
All of these partnerships make up the Cognitive Horizons Network, and it’s IBM way of saying that it wants to remain one of the most relevant companies on the market, now and in the future.
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