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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
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB rel...
Hamama is a Media Lab spinoff company founded by City Science alum Daniel Goodman and Camille Richman.
Vik Parthiban and other AR/VR researchers talk to Wired about the future potential of gesture control for interaction design.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
Symphony for the Koreas will be the latest installment of the celebrated City Symphony series. Over the next few years, Tod Machover and ...
The advent of streaming has changed our relationship to music, but where is it taking us? What's the logical conclusion?
Adaptive Music for Affect Improvement (AMAI) is a music generation and playback system with the goal of steering the listener toward a st...
Cristina Quinn shares what she learned in a visit to the AI + Ethics summer camp run by Personal Robots group student Blakeley Payne.
When we form memories, not everything that we perceive is noticed; not everything that we notice is remembered. Humans are excellent at ...
As we move towards an increasingly IoT-enabled ecosystem, we find that it is easier than ever before to capture vast amounts of audio dat...
Tod Machover and Charles Holbrow discuss how they're building the tools and platforms for a culture of living music
Songs released on music streaming services are static, never changing after their initial release. Evolving Media proposes a content...
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Joy Buolamwini has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”
Xiao Xiao performs La Vie En Rose and a Tang Dynasty poem on the theremin at New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME).
At Otherlab, inventors build cutting-edge tech from exoskeletons and flexible undersea robots to clean energy devices.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
MIT researchers have found a way to check many items instantly, non-invasively, and from a distance—using the RFID tags.
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
Core77 reports on the Fluid Interfaces group’s work in cyborg botany.
Elowan is a cybernetic lifeform, a plant in direct dialogue with a machine. Using its own internal electrical signals, the plant is inter...
On the BBC’s Follow the Food, OpenAg head Caleb Harper and other experts discuss how technology is transforming our food systems.
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
When we say we’re “democratizing access to space exploration,” what do we mean?
About 45 minutes of diesel car pollution reaps 30 milliliters of AIR-INK, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
Through MIT App Inventor, Abelson aims to show children how they can use technology to shape their world.
Caleb Harper discusses how machine learning-enabled "food computers" were used to find the optimal conditions to grow basil.
Pattie Maes and other experts talk to the Harvard Business Review about applications for wearable artificial intelligence agents.
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...
Plants can sense the environment, other living entities and regenerate, actuate or grow in response. Our interaction and communicati...
Vegas, A., et al. Combinatorial hydrogel library enables identification of materials that mitigate the foreign body response in primates., Nature Biotechnology, 34: 345-352, 2016. PMCID: PMC4904301
Teleportation may have to wait.
The articles I’ve chosen reflect my interests in preserving the open internet I grew up with (and on) for my daughter.
In the Living Observatory installation at the Other Festival, we invite participants into a transductive encounter with a wetland environ...
Digital Currency Initiative
How the home will be disrupted and transformed by radical technological change.
GVS or galvanic vestibular stimulation is a technology that directly affects a user's vestibular system by altering their sense of balanc...
MIT Media Lab fosters innovation with its motto of 'imagine and realise.'
The relationship between breathing and self-reported stress is bidirectional. Respiration pattern is an indicator of stress, but it can a...
Living Observatory is an initiative for documenting and interpreting ecological change that will allow people, individually and collectiv...
HeartBit is an interface designed for haptic heart rate biofeedback. A handheld heart beats alongside your own, mirroring the size, weigh...
NeverMind is an interface and application designed to support human memory. We combine the memory palace memorization method with augment...
Pattie Maes discusses her group’s approach to bridging this divide and improving our relationships with technology.
We are surrounded by displays and technologies whose mechanisms are hidden from view. This work is an exploration of revealing the underl...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
The City Symphony project by the Opera of the Future group brings creative musical participation to everyone while encouraging collaborat...
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of in...
TurboTrack is a 3D localization system for fine-grained robotic tasks, with unique capability to localize backscatter nodes with sub-cent...
What can seamless human-computer interfaces do for humanity?
Joi Ito considers how to best protect children online while encouraging them learn and grow.
Want the best Caprese salad or pesto you ever tasted? MIT researchers say they may be able to help.
Kate Darling and Rhys Lindmark discuss the balances in regulating tech , how her research has evolved, and other topics.
Jonathan Zittrain discusses the Assembly program at the Media Lab and Berkman Klein Center.
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Mike Bove, head of the Object-Based Media group, on the current state of the technology and what his research team is working on.
Foundation’s $28.6 million gift will fund science, innovation, and education to advance understanding, ability, and inclusion.
Rosalind Picard and Kate Darling join other experts to discuss how and why humans empathize with machines.
Mechanical mentors try to find their place as teacher’s helpers.
As devices aggregate more contextual data about users, they may learn to offer assistance without explicit instruction.
Researchers present a user-centered design approach to creating intelligent social technologies to empower and help older adults at home.
System uses RFID tags to home in on targets; could benefit robotic manufacturing, collaborative drones, and other applications.
Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.
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.