banking and finance
internet of things
sports and fitness
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Advancing wellbeing using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
The Humanizing AI in Law (HAL) project aims to build the technical and legal foundations necessary to establish a due-pro...
CityMatrix - An Urban Decision Support System Augmented by Artificial IntelligenceThesis CitationZhang, Yan. “CityMatrix – An Urban Decis...
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Inventing the next-generation mobile device—highly personalized, wearable, and immersive—to support our unique needs and goals
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.
Creating technology for social change
"A model of textual affect sensing using real-world knowledge," a 2003 paper by Fluid Interfaces alum Hugo Liu and former ...
Zhang, Yan. “CityMatrix – An Urban Decision Support System Augmented by Artificial Intelligence.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Young Learner's Companion Developing Robot's Growth mindset and Pro-curious Behavior and Fostering the same in Young Learners via Lo...
“The goal is to have a companion that has all of the behaviors that we want to instill and promote in the child”
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
This project will support social scientists, philosophers, and policy and legal scholars who undertake research that aims to impact how a...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
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...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness late...
Examination of facial-analysis software shows error rate of 0.8 percent for light-skinned men, 34.7 percent for dark-skinned women.
New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition tec...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
An AI algorithm can predict which parts of a film will generate the greatest emotional responses in audiences.
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
How to distill meaning from complex everyday experiences.
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
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.
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
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
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...
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...
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.