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...
By Joi Ito
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?
Symbiotic exchange is true for all organisms at all scales, in varying degrees
The new issue looks at designing a complex and unknowable future with machines
Many cryptocurrency speculators are banking on the theory that someone dumber than them will buy their tokens for more than they paid.
It’s been a turbulent 2017 here at the Media Lab and in the world beyond.
Professor Martha Minow in conversation with Father Eric Salobir, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Professor Max Tegmark, and Joi Ito.
On Friday, MIT Technology Review published an article on the cryptocurrency IOTA. However, we at the Media Lab have issues with the story
Reimagining research for life in space
Reid Hoffman likes to say, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Usually, he’s referring to tech companies like the ones he has ...
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Conservation agreements: everybody wins or everybody loses.
On October 7, 2017, Media Lab director Joi Ito and professor Ed Boyden were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, amon...
We’re devastated by the news that Bassel Khartabil Safadi, an open source developer, has been executed by the Syrian government.
The pediatrician and professor who first drew national attention to the water crisis in Flint received the first Disobedience Award.
A $27 million fund aimed at applying artificial intelligence to the public interest has announced the first targets for its beneficence: ...
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund today announced $7.6 million in support to nine organizations that aim to bolst...
Congratulations to winners Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Professor Marc Edwards
There has been speculation about the winner and finalists in online forums, global news outlets, and social media.
“Unlike humans, these machine algorithms are much harder to interrogate because you don’t actually know what they know,” says Joi Ito.
Speakers from varied fields—activism, politics, law, health, religion, media, tech, and more—all focused on responsible disobedience.
Video: Joi Ito on important lessons.
Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Former prosecutor Adam Foss in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Announcing 10 new Director’s Fellows who'll bring their diverse experiences to the Media Lab.
Marshall Ganz in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Our World, Our Data: Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental SensingWe live in a world increasingly driven by data...
Like the internet, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are driven by advances in core technologies along with a new, open architecture.
MIT Media Lab event, Beyond the Cradle, launches a new initiative to explore the final frontier.
Warren Ellis photo credit: Ellen J. RogersJoi Ito photo credit: Mizuka ItoJoe Paradiso photo credit: Sam Ogden
WHIPLASH: How to Survive Our Faster Future, by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe. (Grand Central, $28.) Theories of technological change, optimistica...
The M.I.T. Media Lab’s proposition is simple: Break the rules or shake up the status quo, and you might win $250,000 in cash — no strings...
Minding the gaps in medical research: Helene Langevin, MD, and Peter Wayne, PhD in conversation with Tenzin Priyadarshi
Baratunde Thurston in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Howard Rheingold in conversation with Joi and Mimi Ito.
Founder and Director of The Governance Lab Beth Noveck in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Colleen Macklin in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Reid Hoffman in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Sam Kass, Nutrition Policy Advisor and Personal Chef to President Obama, in conversation with Media Lab Director Joi Ito.
Director of the Media Lab Joi Ito in conversation with the Director's Fellows.
Ophelia Dalh and Dr. Megan Murray of Partners in Health in conversation with David Moinina Sengeh and Joi Ito.
B. Alan Wallace in conversation with Ethics Initiative Director Tenzin Priyadarshi and Media Lab Director Joi Ito.