banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Context. Fast containment is key to halting an epidemic outbreak. But with the long incubation period of a virus like COVID-19, it ...
Governments and researchers around the world are implementing digital contact tracing solutions to stem the spread of infectious disease,...
Looking beyond smart cities
Private Kit: Safe Paths shares information about your movements in a privacy-preserving way—and could let health officials tackle COVID-19.
China, South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.
Digital Currency Initiative
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
There is a continuous and ubiquitous collection of precise, timestamped, geolocation data from apps and devices, being amassed by private...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Read an interview with Angwin and Catherine D'Ignazio on machine bias, data privacy, and the role of journalism in creating accountability.
The Personal Robots team collaborated with the Girl Scouts and the EMK Institute for the US Senate to teach 60 students about data privacy.
Four social-impact startups reveal how they manage privacy laws and concerns—even if they’re not required to.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Major political campaigns and nonprofit organizations use bespoke systems to organize, inform, and solicit members. These top-down system...
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 ...
Berke, Alex, Calacci, Dan, Larson, Kent, Pentland, Alex (Sandy), "The Tradeoff Between the Utility and Risk of Location Data and Implications for Public Good," arXiv.org, 2019.
Our capacity to re-engineer the biological world raises questions that need answers before it gets too late
Opinion: The push to ban unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away certain features users want.
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
In an interview with MIT research scientist Lex Fridman, Rosalind Picard discusses affective computing, privacy, diversity in tech, and more
On May 11, 2019 Ramesh Raskar was the doctoral hooding ceremony keynote speaker at UNC Chapel Hill Commencement. He shared the ...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
Open Algorithms (OPAL)
Invisible Ink is a certified mail application that demonstrates the utility of the blockchain for maintaining a public ledger of transact...
Ethos is a decentralized, Bitcoin-like network for storing and sharing valuable information. We provide transparency, control, and owners...
Leveraging the power of platforms, big data, and advanced analytics for species protection and the public good in a privacy-preserving, s...
Almaatouq, Abdullah, et al. "A malicious activity detection system utilizing predictive modeling in complex environments." 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC). IEEE, 2014.
How we can understand human behavior (rationality, semi-rationality, bounded rationality, and just plain irrationality) in day-to-day behaviors, and in particular in electronic environments.
How to engineer and disseminate powerful, low-cost design and fabrication technologies at a grassroots level.
How to redefine and expand the conceptual framework and language of learning by creating new technologies and spheres of practice.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
How to bring the programmability of the digital world to the physical world.