Cynthia Breazeal and Pattie Maes awarded seed grants from MIT Schwarzman College of Computing


Cynthia Breazeal and Pattie Maes

Cynthia Breazeal and Pattie Maes

Cynthia Breazeal, head of the Personal Robots research group, and Pattie Maes, head of the Fluid Interfaces research group, are among several others to earn "Artificial Intelligence for Augmentation and Productivity" seed grants from the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.  

Maes and collaborators were chosen for their project titled, "LLMex: Implementing Vannevar Bush’s Vision of the Memex Using Large Language Models," while Breazeal and collaborators were selected for their project titled, "Generative AI Augmented Software Tools to Democratize Programming."

These grants are funded by MIT alum Andrew W. Houston and Dropbox Inc., with a focus on furthering interdisciplinary research in computing, social sciences, and management. Seven projects exploring artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction in the workplace were selected.

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