A very famous place, the MIT Artificial Intelligence (MIT AI) Lab has been at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence research since 1959. The primary goal of the AI Lab is to not only understand the nature of intelligence but also engineer computer systems exhibiting some form of intelligence. The MIT AI Lab is interdisciplinary in nature and encompasses more than 200 academics across several academic departments. Members of the MIT AI Lab believe that vision, robotics, and language are the critical keys to understanding intelligence. On July 1, 2003, the MIT AI Lab merged with the Lab for Computer Science (LCS) to become the MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab).
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