The basketball player discusses his new MIT Media Lab fellowship, and how he plans to use the platform to reform education.
Joi Ito calls for responsible stewardship of the commons beyond our planet.
The Disobedience Award recognizes individuals and groups who engage in ethical, nonviolent acts of disobedience in service of society.
Ito shares his thoughts on the difficulty of making the right decisions in the face of what, to the public, appears to be obviously wrong.
Colleen Macklin and John Sharp in conversation with Joi Ito
Children are 1/3 of all Internet users, yet the algorithms that shape their experiences are rarely aligned with their interests or needs.
On Should This Exist?, Sculpting Evolution head Kevin Esvelt grapples with the potential benefits and consequences of gene drive.
Joi Ito tells Reid Hoffman what he learned about management, diversity, and openness from being a DJ in Chicago in the ‘80s.
The articles I’ve chosen reflect my interests in preserving the open internet I grew up with (and on) for my daughter.
We should challenge the cult of Singularity. AI won't take over the world.
Joi Ito considers how to best protect children online while encouraging them learn and grow.
On the occasion of his bicentennial, a list of 200 people who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass.
Jonathan Zittrain and I are co-teaching a class together for the third time. This year, the title of the course is Applied Ethical and Go...
Joi Ito talks to Walter Isaacson about AI, ethics, biotech, and how being a DJ prepared him to become the director of the Media Lab.
Joi Ito ponders the fearmongering and lack of rigorous research surrounding kids and screen time.
Leaders from government, philanthropy, academia, and industry say collaboration is key to make sure AI serves the public good.
Our winners reflect the hopes that led to the award in the first place. Drs Hanna-Attisha and Edwards are scientists who became activists
"We must provide a mechanism for civil society to be informed and engaged in the way in which algorithms are used."
Learn more about the MIT Media Lab Disobedience Award
The Technology and Public Purpose Project sponsored an event to explore how new, ethical technologies can be developed.
On January 26, 2017, the Media Lab held a symposium to celebrate the life and ideas of Seymour Papert. Here are some photos and comments
Joi Ito's latest WIRED Ideas story tackles academic profit margins, impact factors, and the Open Access movement.
MIT's Media Lab honored Deborah Swackhamer in its 2018 Disobedience Awards for speaking out about official meddling.
The 2017 and 2018 fires in California were the air quality equivalent of the Daiichi nuclear disaster.
A selection of recent press coverage on the MIT Media Lab's second annual Disobedience Award ceremony.
AI tools can absolutely make systems more equitable and fair, but they won’t succeed without our help.
Jan Fuller is an expert in digital forensics: investigating and analyzing evidence from computers and digital devices.
A note of support to the trans community at the Media Lab and MIT
New MIT-hosted database is open to both examiners and the wider public, and seeks to reduce the number of wrongly-issued patents.
We’re in a modern Cambrian era, sorting through an explosion of technologies enabled by the Internet.
Leveraging the web’s power to create open, community-sourced access to knowledge
We learn best when we are pursuing our passion and working with others in a project-based environment with a playful approach.
A report from the Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles (STEAV).
I'm here to answer your questions about the award, my views on disobedience, and, of course, anything else.
Not only do we Japanese have no fear of our new robot overlords, we’re kind of looking forward to them.
Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center are collaborating with MIT scholars to make sure openness and ethics inform AI.
The Media Lab and IEEE-SA have announced the creation of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI).
We now have more challenging choices to make than simply whether to be vegan, pescatarian or carnivore, thanks to technology.
Announcing the Global Council on Extended Intelligence
The latest enthusiasm for eternal life largely stems from the belief that technology will enhance humans and make them immortal.
At flagship Solve event, Canada’s prime minister urges audience to help shape the changes transforming society.
May 29, 2018
New cohort brings social, scientific, and creative experience to extend the Lab’s reach beyond academia.
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, created in part by the Omidyar Network, Knight Foundation, and LinkedIn founde...
Machine learning and data science can help us better understand and address the underlying causes of poverty and crime.
Academics, economists, and AI researchers often undervalue the role of intuition in science. Here's why they're wrong.
Liberals and conservatives alike love—and fear—the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway.
The Safecast has revolutionized citizen science.
Experts in information science and scholarly communication convene at MIT to set research agenda.
Joi Ito delivered the keynote address at Earth Day Energy Summit in Honolulu
60 Minutes goes inside the MIT Media Lab.
ProPublica Senior Reporter Julia Angwin discusses what she has learned about forgiveness in her articles on algorithmic accountability
The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness late...
With the release of our “Resisting Reduction” issue of the Journal of Design and Science, the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab are also pl...
Can design advance science, and can science advance design?