We toss around the word "genius" a lot these days, but when the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recognizes you — you're in a whole new class. Among the 24 fellows they've named this year, two are from Massachusetts, including MIT professor Regina Barzilay.
Barzilay has developed artificial intelligence methods which have made it possible for computers to analyze human languages. She joined Jim Braude to discuss her work and how she plans to use the grant.