learning + teaching
banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Inventing disruptive technologies for nanoelectronic devices and creating new paradigms for life-machine symbiosis
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
Many community organizations want to engage in conversations with their constituents but lack the support they need to analyze feedback. Mo…
Inventing, building, and deploying wireless sensor technologies to address complex problems in society, industry, and ecology
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
On the Technically Optimistic podcast, Prof. Rosalind Picard and others discuss the challenges of accountability and responsibility in AI.
In Scientific American, Dr. Alex Lipton and Media Lab Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland call for the creation of new banking regulations.
Media Lab Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, MIT CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, and Prof. Josh Tenenbaum discuss the future of intelligence.
Enhancing human physical capability
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
For BBC Science Focus, Media Lab research scientist Dr. Kate Darling considers the potential harms of mistreating robots.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Spoken language is an information-rich medium that combines words with various paralinguistic information such as emotion and prosody. In d…
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
David Nuñez, an alum of the Media Lab’s Personal Robots research group, takes MIT Technology Review on a tour of the re-imagined Museum.
McKinsey & Co. and LSM ask: Can we understand, and even predict, the relationship between video story content and audience consumption?
Exploring new forms of social justice through art
Looking beyond smart cities
With Ghost in the Machine, alum Misha Sra and collaborator Purav Bhardwaj invite participants to consider the anthropomorphization of AI,
InspirationSleep is a forgotten country of the mind. A vast majority of our technologies are built for our waking state, even though a thir…
Explore MIT Open Learning resources, including interviews with Media Lab Director Dava Newman, Professor Cynthia Breazeal, and more.
Sharifa Alghowinem, a research scientist at the Media Lab, explores personal robot technology that explains emotions in English and Arabic.
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
According to WHO, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease globally. CDC statistics show that 1 in 26 individuals in the U.S…
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning cha…
OmniFiber is a reconfigurable fiber technology for movement-based interactions based on thin fluidic fiber actuators with closed-loop strai…
The landscape in which society interacts with news has evolved due to the advent of the internet and modern communication platforms. Althou…
A tool for exploring the Media Lab’s research and synthesizing new project ideas.
Voyage Viewer is an online, open source interactive tool especially designed to visualize and study human mobility and migration.
CommunityLM is a research program from MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and MIT Media Lab. We are devoted to developing soci…
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and p…
Several of our projects aim to support learning and creativity. While some systems focus on a specific skill to be strengthened, e.g.,…
Low-cost, modular, open source, and portable bio-reactor for urban bio-sensor development.
Chameleon is a machine learning enhanced sensor system that uses CO2 and PIR sensors to classify room occupancy and use.
With the emergence of social robots in people’s daily lives, their interactions with people need to consider not only engaging with in…
A revolutionary new piece of civic infrastructure for more inclusive public input.Real Talk for Change is a collaboration between MIT’s Cen…
Latent Lab is an AI-driven knowledge exploration system designed to navigate through the 4,000+ research projects within the Media Lab. Ut…
Three-dimensional Digital Knitting of Intelligent Textile Sensor for Activity Recognition and Biomechanical MonitoringWe present an ap…
Postdoc Ziv Epstein, PhD student Robert Mahari, & Harvard Law lecturer Jessica Fjeld consider the issues of generative AI and copyright law.
In an interview recorded at VivaTech, Media Lab Director Dava Newman talks about the Media Lab's mission to enhance the human experience.
We explore how AI-systems can effectively assist human reasoning processes by building and evaluating combined human+AI information process…
Community-scale profiling sensor node for ocean monitoring and community coordination of fishing activities.
A Conversation with the Sun is an artistic exploration by acclaimed Thai auteur and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul in collaboration…
Mental Machine: Labour in the Self Economy, 2022, is a live performance by Kawita Vatanajyankur made in collaboration with Pat Patara…
In an effort to design alternatives to opinion-based discourse at scale online that exploded with polarization, toxicity, and misinformatio…
Imagine a personal AI agent that you can converse with naturally about your friends and family, helping you remember previous topics you’ve…
@artbhot is a Twitter bot that leverages stable diffusion technology to translate user tweets into images and animations. Access…
Al·che·my is the process of transformation, creation, and combination. It is in this conceptual space that we frame the convergence of huma…
Many tasks are not easily defined and/or too complex for supervised machine learning approaches. For these reasons, a technique known as&nb…
Navigation for autonomous UAVS (unmanned aerial vehicles) is a complex problem and physical field testing of associated tasks introduces a …
Depending on the operational environment of an autonomous system, a great deal of perceptual uncertainty may be introduced to an object det…
With the advent of real-time photorealism (RTPR), virtual environments are now able to achieve higher degrees of engagement than ever befor…
By predicting sparse shadow cues, our physics-inspired machine learning algorithm can reconstruct the underlying 3D scene. Abstract. W…
Media Lab PhD student Isabella Loaiza is building data-driven tools to help people all over the world navigate the future of work.
During TEDxBentleyU, Belén C. Saldías Fuentes invited the audience to consider the cultural biases built into tools like ChatGPT.
Critical thinking is an essential human skill. Despite the importance of critical thinking, research reveals that our reasoning ability suf…
In January 2023, a team led by MIT PhD Candidate and MIT CCC Research Assistant Belén Saldías hosted several workshops on Human-Center…
The most meaningful connections between people are often formed through expression of shared vulnerability and emotional experiences. Despi…