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IdeasLab with MIT: the nature of intelligence

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010 in Davos, Switzerland, MIT professors discussed their efforts to better understand the human mind, the nature of intelligence and the ways in which human and artificial intelligence can be brought together.

Tim Berners-Lee, Tom Malone, Rebecca Saxe, Sebastian Seung and Josh Tenenbaum were among the speakers at the forum’ s IdeasLab, in which some of the world’ s leading intellectuals and entrepreneurs discussed trends in business, technology and society.

Videos of the presentations are available at the following links:

  • Intelligence at Web Scale – Tim Berners-Lee, Director, World Wide Web Consortium, and Professor of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Collective Intelligence – Thomas W. Malone, Professor of Management and Director, Center for Collective Intelligence, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Social Brain – Rebecca Saxe, Assistant Professor, MIT – Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
  • Connectome: Deconstructing the Brain – H. Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience, MIT – Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
  • Reverse Engineering the Mind – Josh Tenenbaum, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


MIT News: At Davos, MIT faculty discuss the nature of intelligence