banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
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.
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
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
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement and personal development
Looking beyond smart cities
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...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
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
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
Creating technology for social change
Transforming data into knowledge
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.
Parental involvement is very important for guiding children’s interactions with smart technologies, says Stefania Druga.
Transitioning from low-income to high-income occupations is difficult because the skills associated with each type of job are so different.
What if we could drastically reduce the amount of data needed to train an AI, making diagnoses low-cost and more effective?
Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors.
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The Media Lab and IEEE-SA have announced the creation of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI).
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the MIT Media Lab are joining forces to launch a global Council on ...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: How will au...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center are collaborating with MIT scholars to make sure openness and ethics inform AI.
A.I. systems are shaped by the priorities and prejudices…of the people who design them, a phenomenon that I refer to as "the coded gaze."
By Joi Ito
Academics, economists, and AI researchers often undervalue the role of intuition in science. Here's why they're wrong.
Announcing the Global Council on Extended Intelligence
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models wi...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
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...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
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...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...