banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Space Exploration Initiative
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with mach...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
Pattie Maes and other experts talk to the Harvard Business Review about applications for wearable artificial intelligence agents.
A wearable olfactory display that monitors cardio-respiratory information to support mental wellbeing.BioEssence is a novel wearable olfa...
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...
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
It is increasingly hard for adults and children alike to be attentive given the increasing amounts of information and distractions surrou...
Paper Dreams explores the various modes of creativity that can be enabled by artificial intelligence.A fair amount of current research ha...
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.
Enhancing human physical capability
Designing wearable systems for cognitive enhancement
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...
Flavor, in addition to making our food delicious, is one way of sensing biochemical richness. A highly flavorful plant generally con...
Creating technology for social change
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...
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
We are creating new communication interfaces for people with speech and language disorders, incorporating technologies like physiological...
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...
We present PsychicVR, a proof-of-concept system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and virtual reality headset to improve ...
Pattie Maes discusses her group’s approach to bridging this divide and improving our relationships with technology.
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but often are unhe...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
We are surrounded by displays and technologies whose mechanisms are hidden from view. This work is an exploration of revealing the underl...
CivicLink is an online organization in a box. A leader or moderator plugs it in, invites members, and the tools needed to build community...
“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?” ...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
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...
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
What can seamless human-computer interfaces do for humanity?
Joi Ito considers how to best protect children online while encouraging them learn and grow.
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
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.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Mekatilili is a learning initiative that provides a platform for African youth to enhance technical skills through creative learning...
Jonathan Zittrain discusses the Assembly program at the Media Lab and Berkman Klein Center.
Sleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a third of our ...
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.
Opera of the Future head Tod Machover talks to Korea JoongAng Daily about “Symphony for the Koreas.”
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
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.
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
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.