Boris Katz

Principal Research Scientist and Head of the InfoLab Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Boris Katz is a principal research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and heads the InfoLab Group. He is also a member of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, where he serves as a co-leader of the Visual Intelligence Thrust and a co-coordinator for Technology and Knowledge Transfer. His research interests include natural language understanding and generation, multimodal information access, knowledge representation, human computer interaction, and event recognition. He has published more than 100 research papers and filed seven U.S. patents.

Katz is founder of the START information access system and inventor of a patented method of natural language annotations which facilitates access to multimedia information in response to questions expressed in everyday language. As a member of the Open Advancement of Question Answering consortium, Katz contributed several ideas incorporated by IBM into its Watson system, which defeated the all-time human champions at Jeopardy! in 2011. Technology created in Katz’s InfoLab Group helped inspire the development of Apple’s personal assistant, Siri.

Publications

Media

Top Work

ObjectNet: A bias-controlled dataset object recognition

ObjectNet: A bias-controlled dataset object recognition

Computer Vision

Publications with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

ObjectNet: A bias-controlled dataset object recognition
ObjectNet: A bias-controlled dataset object recognition