Media Lab research highlighted by MIT News in its wrap-ups of 2023 press coverage


MIT News, Jake Belcher

MIT News, Jake Belcher

The Media Lab is honored to have had its research and researchers highlighted in two 2023 end-of-year lists prepared by MIT News.

MIT’s top research stories of 2023 featured the Conformable Ultrasound Breast Patch (cUSBr-Patch) for Deep Tissue Scanning and Imaging developed by the Media Lab's Conformable Decoders group. 

And MIT in the media: 2023 in review included an array of Media Lab research and articles featuring Media Lab experts. Explore them all in the list below!

  • Hey, Alexa, what should students learn about AI? The Day of AI is a program developed by the MIT RAISE initiative aimed at introducing and teaching K-12 students about AI. “We want students to be informed, responsible users and informed, responsible designers of these technologies,” said Professor Cynthia Breazeal, dean of digital learning at MIT. Full story via The New York Times
  • AI tipping point: Four faculty members from across MIT—Professors Song Han, Simon Johnson, Yoon Kim, and Rosalind Picard—described the opportunities and risks posed by the rapid advancements in the field of AI. Full story via Curiosity Stream
  • To detect breast cancer sooner, an MIT professor designs an ultrasound bra: MIT researchers designed a wearable ultrasound device that attaches to a bra and could be used to detect early-stage breast tumors. Full story via STAT
  • Here’s how to use dreams for creative inspiration: MIT scientists found that the earlier stages of sleep are key to sparking creativity and that people can be guided to dream about specific topics, further boosting creativity. Full story via Scientific American
  • An AI opera from 1987 reboots for a new generation: Professor Tod Machover discussed the restaging of his opera VALIS at MIT, which featured an artificial intelligence-assisted musical instrument developed by Nina Masuelli ’23. Full story via The Boston Globe
  • The internet could be so good. Really. Professor Deb Roy described how “new kinds of social networks can be designed for constructive communication—for listening, dialogue, deliberation, and mediation—and they can actually work.” Full story via The Atlantic
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