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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.
Joi Ito ponders the fearmongering and lack of rigorous research surrounding kids and screen time.
Public talk outlines ambitious plans to make his nation a hub for technology and innovation.
Research projects show creative ways MIT students are connecting computing to other fields.
Leaders from government, philanthropy, academia, and industry say collaboration is key to make sure AI serves the public good.
Luminaries in computing and cognition discuss their journeys and share their insights.
Scientists hope these genetically modified "gene drive" mosquitoes could help eradicate malaria.
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier ...
Now activists are working to bring women, and feminism, back to Silicon Valley.
Fadel Adib talks to CBS about a project from the Signal Kinetics group that aims to democratize food quality and safety testing.
Mitch Resnick discusses the Lifelong Kindergarten group's goals with Scratch and other creativity-focused projects.
The Tangible Media group is researching human interaction with the gadgets and gizmos around us.
We have developed a wireless system that leverages the inexpensive RFID tags already on hundreds of billions of products to sense potent...
How does the public think autonomous vehicles should resolve moral trade-offs? Can we use their responses to build a new moral compass?
Rosalind Picard is nominated to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
Jaleesa Trapp led a discussion at her alma mater about antiracist approaches to engaging young people from marginalized groups in STEM.
Algorithmic auditing has emerged as a key strategy to expose systematic biases embedded in software platforms, yet scholarship on the imp...
In a fact-averse culture, this New York and Boston-based artist/designer brings them to the fore with his MIT group Poetic Justice.
Hackster.io profiles CONJURE, a project from the Tangible Media group that provides a tactile display for video games.
A recent focus of our lab has been making use of Tangible Displays and Body Object Space to develop new assistive technologies. As a test...
A group at MIT’s Media Lab known as the “Dream Team” thinks you can harness your unconscious mind with tech you can wear to bed.
Tomorrow’s space explorers won’t be able to pack traditional, heavy building materials for their missions.
In the inaugural episode of the TWiML & AI Podcast’s Black in AI series, PhD student Randi Williams discusses her work with PopBots.
Electrical stimulation (FES) is the current clinical stimulation modality used to restore function and provide therapy in a variety of cl...
Exploring evolutionary and ecological engineering
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
ABSTRACT The impending introduction of autonomous vehicles (AVs) has posed regulatory and ethical questions regarding how the...
“We need to make the rest of school, the rest of life, more like kindergarten,” Resnick said, “to playfully create things with each other.”
Earth is surrounded by a cloud of defunct satellites that can be hazardous to working spacecraft—but it doesn't have to be that way.
A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the 40 million synapses where neurons touch neuron.
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Ed Boyden and collaborators combine expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy to capture detailed images of the brain.
BBC Click looks at whether AI could ever create an artistic masterpiece.
New optogenetic technique could help restore limb movement, treat muscle tremor.
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.
Alum Daniel Smalley, now an assistant professor at BYU, tells Slice of MIT how pop culture has influenced his work.
Cynthia Breazeal sits down for an interview with Glenn Zorpette at the 2018 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit.
'Affective computing' measures subtle changes in stress and mental health.
Four Lab researchers caution against credulous acceptance of rosy humanistic pronouncements.
Much has changed since we introduced the first generation of our Scratch programming language and online community, back in 2007.
We asked futurists, tech execs, academics, researchers, and a sci-fi writer to imagine our tech-driven society in 20 years.
Wearables are already replacing traditional drugs and therapies—this year, they'll go further still.
Some say bigger is better, but researchers at MIT will tell you that when it comes to tech, smaller things are far more impressive.
For amputees, robotic limbs that move like the real thing and are controlled by the mind are a game changer.
Shrinking problems in 3D printingAlthough a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these usual...
Careers with STEM caught up with Mitch Resnick, the inventor of Scratch, in a wide-ranging Q&A.
Sareen is a research affiliate within the Fluid Interfaces group, and worked with lab founder Pattie Maes to develop the project.
A selection of recent press coverage on Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood.
Unlike a normal edit, gene drive systems could lastingly alter or suppress local or global populations of a target species.
A Parsons and MIT researcher hooked up electrodes to a plant’s leaves to turn it into a robotic sensor.
Introducing Elowan, a robot-plant hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes, both from MIT Media Lab.
As Collier gets ready to release his sophomore album, "Djesse," he's adding a new element to his musical world: other people.
Creating sensitive and astute machines comes with a plethora of ethical considerations.
An active and passionate community of over 2,500 people spread across 62 countries have rallied around the open source platform.
Boyden is certainly a wellspring of innovative ideas—but more than this, he is a scientific pioneer.
Machover, known for his use of new technologies to expand music, was moved by Schoenberg’s commitment to maintain his artistic integrity.
Visionary composer Tod Machover is unleashing his latest marriage of technology and tradition: "Schoenberg in Hollywood."
Simple, scalable wireless system uses the RFID tags on billions of products to sense contamination.
Sohan Dsouza speaks on the topic of moral machines.
"Food computers" can tell us everything we need to know about what we grow and eat.
Researchers live-stream data in Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary with the hopes of better understanding wildlife restoration techniques.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
Since the release of Scratch in 2007, young people around the world have programmed and shared more than 15 million Scratch projects . Th...