banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
point of care
natural language processing
sports and fitness
US elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Looking beyond smart cities
Have you ever wondered what a friend would do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family mem...
Space Exploration Initiative
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Beyond the Cradle
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, chan...
What would social media look like if it served the public interest?
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Neil Gaikwad, a third-year PhD student in the Space Enabled research group, has been selected as one of the 2019 Facebook Fellows.
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Enhancing human physical capability
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Machine learning model outperforms human judgementOur computational trust model is capable of predicting—above human accuracy—the degree ...
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Emotionally supportive robots improve overall team functioning!
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers ...
Understanding social-emotional behaviors in storytelling interactions plays a critical role in the development of interactive and educati...
Creating technology for social change
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Civic technology should empower us as citizens. But despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Va...
We must, however, make changes in the way we fund potential solutions so that it supports a diversity of disciplines and approaches.
The Humanizing AI in Law (HAL) project aims to build the technical and legal foundations necessary to establish a due-pro...
Pretrial risk assessments draw from “deeply flawed data" generated from arrest and conviction records, say researchers.
By Chelsea Barabas, Karthik Dinakar and Colin Doyle
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
C. Joseph and D. Wood, "Understanding Socio-Technical Issues Affecting the Current Microgravity Research Marketplace," 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 2019, pp. 1-10.
One of the six research methods used by the Space Enabled research group is creating models of complex systems by drawing on techniques f...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
One of the eternal challenges of economic development is how to identify the economic activities that a country, city, or region should t...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Burning Man is a magical place that gets the best of human creativity and collaboration to flourish. To further understand what makes thi...
Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individual...
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ...
How do your kicks collaborate with mental health?
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
Most countries are projected to see the number of people ages 65 and older surpass the population under the age of 15 by 2050. The limita...
Maybe we don’t need to look inside the black box after all. We just need to watch how machines behave, instead.
Joi Ito tells Reid Hoffman what he learned about management, diversity, and openness from being a DJ in Chicago in the ‘80s.
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
CIFAR Fellows Hugo Larochelle and Matthew Jackson argue for a new scientific discipline to study the broad effects of AI.
Teleportation may have to wait.
Rahwan, Iyad, Manuel Cebrian, Nick Obradovich, Josh Bongard, Jean-François Bonnefon, Cynthia Breazeal, Jacob W. Crandall, et al. “Machine Behaviour.” Nature 568, no. 7753 (April 2019): 477. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1138-y.
A new paper frames the emerging interdisciplinary field of machine behavior
Digital Currency Initiative
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
The Electome: Where AI meets political journalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content a...
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
The well-known "small-world" phenomenon indicates that an individual can be connected with any other in the world through a limited numbe...
We use high-resolution geospatial data collected from mobile phones to measure social segregation at an unprecedented resolution in citie...
Data for refugees is a big data challenge whereby Turk Telekom opens a large dataset of anonymized mobile phone records to research group...