banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Digital Currency Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Space Exploration Initiative
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
MIT Industrial Liaison Program with professors Yossi Sheffi, Alex Pentland, and Andrew Lo to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on business.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Living Distance is a mission and a fantasy realized, in which a wisdom tooth is sent to outer space and back down to Earth again. Carried...
Overview: How will we build the coming generations of Space Architecture—the modules, space ships, and space stations that will ensc...
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
Ariel Ekblaw and Charles Bolden consider the future of human spaceflight.
Four social-impact startups reveal how they manage privacy laws and concerns—even if they’re not required to.
Civic Media head Ethan Zuckerman and others discuss how increasing team diversity can improve outcomes.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
As of August 2019, Ring has active partnerships with over 400 law enforcement agencies across the US. These partnerships allow law enforc...
By Dell Cameron and Dhruv MehrotraAs reporters raced this summer to bring new details of Ring’s law enforcement contracts ...
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
Alum Ben Waber talks about how the spinoff Humanyze has worked to create a culture that supports employees in taking parental leave.
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.
Here are proven thought starters for creating a business culture that nurtures disruptive change
Enhancing human physical capability
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Congratulations to Joy Buolamwini and Amanda Nguyen for being recognized in the "Advocates" category.
As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers...
Computer scientist Pranav Mistry has been appointed as the President and CEO of STAR Labs .
Creating technology for social change
Transforming data into knowledge
Biological neuronal networks are highly complex and interconnected with superior information processing capabilities. Such networks have ...
Ito shares his thoughts on the difficulty of making the right decisions in the face of what, to the public, appears to be obviously wrong.
Maiden Flight is an autonomous biological laboratory environment designed for studying the impact of space flight on the sole reproductiv...
This project asks, how can we transmit experiences across space and time? The launching point of the project is to create a drawing that ...
Space Exploration Initiative research aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard experiment capsule crossed the Karman line for three minutes
Joi Ito tells Reid Hoffman what he learned about management, diversity, and openness from being a DJ in Chicago in the ‘80s.
How your company is killing innovation.
Segregation is hurting our societies and especially our cities. But economic inequality isn't just limited to neighborhoods. The restaura...
We must proactively tackle the economic, social, and societal implications that accompany the widespread deployment of AI technology. In ...
Researchers find that, in published AI research, industry is overtaking academia, and the diversity of fields represented has declined.
Gravity anchors all existence on Earth.It pulls a chaotic world to one single point in every moment of life. Even though gravity is every...
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
MIT Media Lab’s new interactive “Atlas of Inequality” shows that “segregation is not just about where you live, but what you do."
Leaders from government, philanthropy, academia, and industry say collaboration is key to make sure AI serves the public good.
"We must provide a mechanism for civil society to be informed and engaged in the way in which algorithms are used."
Four Lab researchers caution against credulous acceptance of rosy humanistic pronouncements.
Study explores the micromechanisms underlying regional economic diversification.