Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions Open Lab

Come visit IAIFI’s outdoor demonstration of reinforcement learning work with robots and an indoor demonstration of combining machine learning and physics to better understand the galaxy, as well as an opportunity to mingle with IAIFI researchers.

The NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI, pronounced /aɪ-faɪ/) is one of the inaugural NSF AI research institutes. The IAIFI is enabling physics discoveries and advancing foundational AI through the development of novel AI approaches that incorporate first principles and best practices from fundamental physics. It is a collaboration among MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, and Tufts, including faculty, postdocs, and grad students in both physics and computer science collaborating on innovative research at the intersection of the two fields.

At the OpenLab, IAIFI will host:
1) A galaxy zoo, which uses labels created by citizen scientists to automate data analysis using machine learning to better understand complex data from our galaxy.
2) A robot demonstration to illustrate the use of reinforcement learning, which trains machines to take action without explicit instructions or corrections.

AI is transforming many aspects of society, including the ways that scientists are pursuing groundbreaking discoveries. For many years, physicists have been at the forefront of applying AI methods to investigate fundamental questions about the Universe. The goal of the IAIFI is to develop and deploy the next generation of AI technologies, based on the transformative idea that artificial intelligence can directly incorporate physics intelligence.

Both events are an excellent opportunity for adults and children alike to better understand the ways that machine learning and AI can be used in conjunction with the physical science to better understand and and interact with our world (and beyond!).

Oct 6, 2022
01:00 PM
- 05:00 PM
MIT Building 32, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA
Ray and Maria Stata Center, Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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