banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
Understanding and empowering human networks
Since Alan Turing envisioned Artificial Intelligence (AI), a major driving force behind technical progress has been competition with huma...
Jacob W. Crandall, Mayada Oudah, Tennom, Fatimah Ishowo-Oloko, Sherief Abdallah, Jean-François Bonnefon, Manuel Cebrian, Azim Shariff, Michael A. Goodrich , Iyad Rahwan . Nature Communications, 2018.
Inventing the next-generation mobile device—highly personalized, wearable, and immersive—to support our unique needs and goals
This course will pursue a cross-disciplinary investigation of the development and deployment of the opaque complex adaptive systems that ...
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Advancing wellbeing using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Looking beyond smart cities
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots. Many of our current projects explore the use of s...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating technology for social change
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Researchers want to know what images make us feel more attached to other people. They call their project “Deep Empathy.”
There are over one million registered charities in the United States alone, and many more worldwide. How do you choose among them? M...
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models wi...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Project website: shelley.ai Human-AI collaborated stories: stories.shelley.ai Follow @shelley_ai to collaborate ...
At UNICEF Innovation, we’re supporting our partners to help build models that give us a better understanding of empathy. We hear in the n...
Research scientist Manuel Cebrian discusses Shelley with CNN en Español host Andrés Oppenheimer.
New research can predict how plots, images, and music affect your emotions while watching a movie.
Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachuset...
Can social robots collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? Teg...
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Transforming data into knowledge
How well have humans adapted to the current climate, and how will we adapt to new climate complexities?This week, the Climate Conversatio...
They are reading to kids, singing lullabies to them and even taking naps with them. Artificial Intelligence (AI) toys are coming into our...
…We may have helped create the AI monster here in the Hub, but it turns out we’re also the ones fighting to keep it on a leash, with a Ju...
This October, MIT celebrated the inaugural MIT Legal Forum on AI & Blockchain which aimed to provide a space in which legal professio...
It’s long been clear that urbanization and automated technologies are shaping society, but it hasn’t been obvious how the two forces affe...
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
What would your city look like after a disaster? Deep Empathy is a collaboration between the Scalable Coope...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
At EmTech 2017, Iyad Rahwan discusses how can we anticipate and respond to major disruptions from artificial intelligence, the web, and s...
At EmTech 2017, Iyad Rahwan discussed artificial intelligence, urbanization, and the future of work with MIT Technology Review senior edi...
At EmTech 2017, Deb Roy discusses how insights gained from big data and machine learning can help us monitor the social impact of new tec...
Is it possible to experience being another life form? Created by Yedan Qian (Umeå Institute of Design) and Xin Liu from the Flu...
TreeSense, a sensory VR experience that allows users to experience the full lifecycle of a tree, was featured in the Global Grad Sh...
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...
Presenting RFind, a new technology that allows us to locate almost any object with extreme accuracy by transforming low-cost, battery-fre...
“Shelley” is an artificial intelligence bot who writes stories inspired by a subreddit of aspiring horror writers.
Sometimes the scariest place to be is your own mind. Or Reddit at night.Shelley is an AI program that generates the beginnings of horror ...
Shelley's artificial neural network takes turns with humans in collaborative storytelling.
With its increasingly humanlike design, artificial intelligence gives many people the creeps—though usually not intentionally. But a new ...
An artificial intelligence is creating worlds where possessed dolls and other creatures chase after frightened, helpless h...
With Shelley, the world’s first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration, MIT researchers aim for goosebumps.
Facing the rapid growth of urban population around the world, cities are striving to improve livability by way of reducing dependency on ...
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Introducing Shelley: the world’s first AI-human horror story collaboration
Adoption of self-driving, Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) promises to dramatically reduce the number of traffic accidents, but some inevitable ...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Jin Joo Lee. Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions. Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.
JJ Lee, WB Knox, JB Wormwood, C Breazeal, D DeSteno (2013). Computationally Modeling Interpersonal Trust. Frontiers in Psychology.
Machine learning model outperforms human judgement!
Jin Joo Lee. A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interactions.
PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voices!
Collecting real world data to understand social interactions!
The problem of ethical decision making presents a grand challenge for modern AI research. Arguably the main obstacle to automating ...
The robot takeover will start in the smaller cities.
Ritesh Noothigattu, Snehalkumar 'Neil' S. Gaikwad, Edmond Awad, Sohan Dsouza, Iyad Rahwan, Pradeep Ravikumar, Ariel D. Procaccia
Iyad Rahwan on the trust gap between people and autonomous vehicles.
This project aims to bridge the current gap between controlled-environment agriculture and the computer vision and robotics fields. The i...
The VerifAI project aims to build the technical and legal foundations necessary to establish a due process framework for auditing a...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence