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Percipio Media to join MIT CSAIL Program

Percipio Media LLC of Cambridge has announced that it will join MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s (CSAIL) Industry Affiliates Program (IAP).

The Kendall Square company aims to match consumers with brands, products and services that are relevant to them using machine-learning techniques in fields of asset management and Internet commerce, according to its website. It claims to have grown a community in the career and education space of more than 15 million members in the last two years.

The partnership with MIT’s CSAIL program will allow Percipio to work with faculty, current research and have access to students and their ideas through the IAP membership. CSAIL is the largest independent laboratory at MIT, and its AIP program has current members including Akamai, Cisco Systems, Intel and Google. http://www.csail.mit.edu/node/1409

Frederick Goff, CEO of Percipio Media, said that his company has been developing proprietary machine learning techniques to apply to “big data” for years. “Collaborations with MIT faculty, students and researchers in cutting edge computer science techniques is a natural and exciting fit,” he said.

“Percipio Media is an ideal candidate for our Industry Affiliates Program,” Elizabeth Bruce, director of Industry Partnerships MIT CSAIL, said in a written statement. “We highly respect Fred Goff and the Percipio team and we very much look forward to successful research collaborations and partnerships with them.”

MIT’s CSAIL program most recently announced a $10 million, five-year grant by the National Science Foundation to design robots that can be printed out from a desktop computer in a couple of hours.

SOURCE:Don Seiffert, http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2012/05/07/daily36-Percipio-Media-to...