banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon t...
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educa...
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Rosalind Picard elected to the NAE for her contributions to affective and wearable computing.
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
A research team, including members of the Biomechatronics group, devises a new surgery for hand amputations and prostheses.
Ten multi-disciplinary teams join MIT’s design entrepreneurship accelerator.
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
Kevin Esvelt and other experts discuss potential technological approaches to combating mosquito-borne diseases.
Space/Craft explores sculpting in zero gravity. Making artistic works by hand is a fundamentally human act, but how will it transfor...
Mechanical actuators for deployable systems on satellites are often complex, expensive, only designed for a single use, and too large or ...
Life on Mars, if it exists, could have been transferred between Earth and Mars due to meteorite impacts. The Search for Extra-Terrestrial...
In microgravity, the removal of constant loading on the skeleton leads to loss of bone density and muscle mass. In order to counteract th...
The Orbit Weaver Suit for zero gravity was designed by Media Lab Director's Fellow Andrea Lauer in collaboration with ...
Here are proven thought starters for creating a business culture that nurtures disruptive change
Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more.
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
New adjunct associate professor combines fine arts and coding.
How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
Neha Narula and Gary Gensler participated in a simulated “digital currency war” at Harvard’s Belfer Center.
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Ufuoma Ovienmhada discusses her work using satellite data to help manage invasive water hyacinth in Benin.
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Morgan Stickney is an elite swimmer who's helping pave the way for the next generation of bionic prosthetics and para-athletes.
The Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities around the ...
The PhD student and former high school teacher aims to study the ways young people of color interact with technology.
Researchers have come up with an innovation that will delight the fashion industry and people concerned about animal welfare: 3D-printed fur
In nature, hair has numerous functions such as providing warmth, adhesion, locomotion, sensing, and a sense of touch, as well as its well...
ML Learning head Philipp Schmidt talks about learning, innovation, and collaboration.
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.
Danielle Wood discusses the satellite technology research and other work underway in her Space Enabled research group.
Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellow Prathima Muniyappa uses the transformative power of design to empower marginalized indigenous communities.
Joy Buolamwini talks to Frontline about bias in AI, and what can be done about it.
Envisioning the future (and challenges) of designing affordable technology-enabled mobility devices.
These 50 women made bold moves, raised major capital, and wowed us with their fearless vision.
Opinion: The push to ban unwanted “dark patterns” from apps and sites may also take away certain features users want.
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
A new method for sequencing the genome of an intact single cell may help researchers understand how key autism genes are regulated.
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
The extremely dextrous robot features a 24-joint human-hand-like design and took only four minutes to complete the task.
Joe Paradiso talks about making music, collaborating with students (and with the internet), and his massive modular synthesizer.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne infection in North America. People are infected when bitten by ticks; ticks are typically in...
Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences.
Humanity is facing thorny problems on all fronts. These folks are working to solve them—and trying to avoid the unintended consequences.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks to biohacker Josiah Zayner, Alex Pearlman, and Ling Ling Chang about norms, ethics, and regulation.
Hairstyles, musical instruments and gardening all change in zero gravity, scientist Sands Fish says.
“Can a man know the truth and tell it to the greatest number and still be misunderstood? Can one man be of the many and still be known?” ...
Ariel Ekblaw presented designs for self-assembling architecture to create habitats for people living and working in low-gravity environments
Alicia Lakey receives the Ewing Amputation procedure developed by the Biomechatronics group and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Kate Darling and other experts consider how our interactions with robots may change the way we engage not only with robots, but also people.
Mabu is about the size of a kitchen appliance and assists with day-to-day healthcare needs through daily "conversations."
Greater Boston’s annual festival of ideas finds new avenues for celebrating and connecting innovators.
An underwater internet of things monitoring the effects of climate change or sampling waters on distant planets
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Creating technology for social change
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients.
Opioid therapy is the cornerstone of management of pain in the ICU. However, opioids present numerous side effects and are highly addicti...
A video playlist portraying companies supported by the E14 Fund.
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data.
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