banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
Looking beyond smart cities
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Transforming data into knowledge
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models wi...
Creating technology for social change
Rana el Kaliouby is now helping AI understand human emotion. Rosalind Picard pioneered the field of affective computing.
“I’m not worried so much about robots developing their own agenda and taking over the world."
In the quest towards general artificial intelligence (AI), researchers have explored developing loss functions that act as intrinsic moti...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Wearable and immersive systems for cognitive enhancement and personal growth
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Media Lab researchers are part of a growing movement at MIT to explore the regulatory frontiers of AI—in society and in our hearts and minds
Institute-wide effort will study the evolution of jobs in an age of technological advancement.
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, created in part by the Omidyar Network, Knight Foundation, and LinkedIn founde...
Academics, economists, and AI researchers often undervalue the role of intuition in science. Here's why they're wrong.
By Joi Ito
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Young Learner's Companion Developing robots' growth mindset and pro-curious behavior and fostering the same in young learners via lo...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
The problem of ethical decision making presents a grand challenge for modern AI research. Arguably the main obstacle to automating ...
An Urban Decision-Support System Augmented by Artificial IntelligenceThe decision-making process in urban design and urban planning is ou...
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voicesIn everyday conversation, people use what are known as backchannels to signal to so...
Machine learning model outperforms human judgementOur computational trust model is capable of predicting—above human accuracy—the degree ...
We present Norman, world's first psychopath AI. Norman was inspired by the fact that the data used to teach a machine learning algorithm ...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
The Humanizing AI in Law (HAL) project aims to build the technical and legal foundations necessary to establish a due-pro...
Phase 3 clinical trial outcomes used to evaluate new drugs, therapies and vaccines are among the most complex experiments performed in me...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
Cynthia Breazeal, MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences, describes her research on social and emotional intelligence.
A case study implemented by Inioluwa Raji under the guidance of Joy Buolamwini
The Shelley Project studies how to produce horror stories as a result of collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence.
Adoption of self-driving, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) promises to dramatically reduce the number of traffic accidents, but some inevitable ...
BayesDB is open-source AI software that lets any programmer answer data analysis questions in seconds or minutes with a level of rigor th...
Take control of your social feed.Gobo is a social media aggregator with filters you control. You can use Gobo to control what’s edited ou...
“So, what do you study?” Uber drivers, doctors, airplane seat-mates—they all want to know. I often envy my husband, a PhD student in Cour...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
Is it possible to experience being another life form? Created by Yedan Qian (Umeå Institute of Design) and Xin Liu from the Flu...
Zhang, Yan. “CityMatrix – An Urban Decision Support System Augmented by Artificial Intelligence.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
TuringBox is a platform that makes it easier for social and behavioral scientists to study Artificial Intelligence algorithms. ...
We cannot certify that an AI agent is ethical by looking at its source code.
"A model of textual affect sensing using real-world knowledge," a 2003 paper by Fluid Interfaces alum Hugo Liu and former ...
“The goal is to have a companion that has all of the behaviors that we want to instill and promote in the child”
This project will support social scientists, philosophers, and policy and legal scholars who undertake research that aims to impact how a...
All people are created equal, but in the eyes of the algorithm, not all faces are just yet.A new study from MIT and Microsoft r...
A new review of face recognition software found that, when identifying gender, the software is most accurate for men with light skin...
As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: How will au...
The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness late...