banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement and personal development
Looking beyond smart cities
AI tools can absolutely make systems more equitable and fair, but they won’t succeed without our help.
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
What if we could drastically reduce the amount of data needed to train an AI, making diagnoses low-cost and more effective?
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Creating sensitive and astute machines comes with a plethora of ethical considerations.
Visiting scientist Alfredo Morales (Human Dynamics) has been named as one of MIT Technology Review en español's "Innovadores me...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
Imaging fluorescent disease biomarkers in tissues and skin is a non-invasive method to screen for health conditions. We report an automat...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Social robots could potentially aid therapists working with autistic children in the future.
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
In our published research findings we describe validation of novel machine learning architectures, with automated learning and prediction...
Our published research findings listed below describe new paradigms for low-cost biomarker imaging and clinical diagnoses by obviating th...
Joy Buolamwini identifies bias in algorithms and develops practices for accountability during design.
The reality distortion field is real, and it’s getting better every day.
A dialogue concerning the impact of AI on the human brain and its relation to autism and depression.
Your family and friends will be able to interact with a digital “you” that doles out advice—even when you’re gone.
How the role of AI and systems like Deep Angel influence conversations about ethics.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
The Media Lab's BeeMe project is the love child of ‘Black Mirror’ and Stanley Milgram’s notorious experiments on free will and obedience.
BeeMe a massive immersive social game that directly draws inspiration from popular culture, literature, performing arts, gaming, and YouT...
Researchers at the Media Lab are reportedly planning to hand an individual’s free will over to the internet.
This Halloween, the creepiest event to attend might be a mass online social experiment hosted by researchers at the Media Lab.
Something eerie has been brewing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Transforming data into knowledge
Survey maps global variations in ethics for programming autonomous vehicles
As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: How will au...
Massive global Moral Machine study reveals ethics preferences and regional differences
Creating technology for social change
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
The problem of ethical decision making presents a grand challenge for modern AI research. Arguably the main obstacle to automating ...
A growing number of researchers are trying to reveal the potential dangers of A.I.
Pharmaceutical clinical development is on the verge of a major revolution due to the convergence of large new data sources, the computing...
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots Many of our current projects explore the use ...
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Presenting RFind, a new technology that allows us to locate almost any object with extreme accuracy by transforming low-cost, battery-fre...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
This 2018 AI and Governance Assembly project, EqualAIs, was a multifaceted investigation into the technical, policy and societal question...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
An Urban Decision-Support System Augmented by Artificial IntelligenceThe decision-making process in urban design and urban planning is ou...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Artificial intelligence (AI) agents in an embodied form, such as Jibo, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, are increasingly becoming part of o...
In “Gradient Descent,” now on view at Nature Morte gallery in New Delhi, artists become one with machines—and the results are stunning.
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit...
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
Trying to catch up to a rapidly advancing technology, government agencies, industry, and academia are looking for guidance and best pract...
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Faculty from across the Institute tapped to lead new initiative in human and machine intelligence.
Children are using voice-activated technology at far younger ages than other devices, but some parents worry they’re picking up rude habits
A report from the Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles (STEAV).
Joy Buolamwini showed facial-recognition systems consistently giving the wrong gender for famous women of color.
The morality of preschoolers, trolleys, cookie-eating squirrels, and attempting to define “the consensus” with the Moral Machine Project.
J. Nathan Matias and Joy Buolamwini are two of Fast Company's four design heroes.