Antonio Torralba






Antonio Torralba is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the MIT director of the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, and the inaugural director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, an MIT campus-wide initiative to discover the foundations of intelligence. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering from Telecom BCN, Spain in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in signal, image, and speech processing from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he spent postdoctoral training at the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT, where he is now a professor.



Understanding Light via Deep Neural Networks

Our goal is to understand the illumination of an environment. By disentangling the illumination effect from other intrinsic properties (e.g. geometry, texture, color), we can better understand how human perceive the world. It also has several applications such as single image relighting, color editing, etc.

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Research Center

Center for Deployable Machine Learning (CDML)

The MIT Center for Deployable Machine Learning (CDML) works towards creating AI systems that are robust, reliable and safe for real-world deployment.



Learning words from pictures

Speech recognition systems, such as those that convert speech to text on cellphones, are generally the result of machine learning. A computer pores through thousands or even millions of audio files and their transcriptions, and learns which acoustic features correspond to which typed words.But transcribing recordings is costly, time-consuming work, which has limited speech recognition to a small subset of languages spoken in wealthy nations.