banking and finance
internet of things
point of care
neural interfacing and control
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Advancing wellbeing by using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Looking beyond smart cities
Extending human and computer abilities in sensing, communication, and actuation through signals and networks
Wearable and immersive systems for cognitive enhancement and personal growth
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
Transforming data into knowledge
Technical summaryUnstructured learning problems without well-defined rewards are unsuitable for current reinforcement learning (RL) appro...
Faculty from across the Institute tapped to lead new initiative in human and machine intelligence.
Children are using voice-activated technology at far younger ages than other devices, but some parents worry they’re picking up rude habits
A report from the Symposium on Trust and Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles (STEAV).
Joy Buolamwini showed facial-recognition systems consistently giving the wrong gender for famous women of color.
The morality of preschoolers, trolleys, cookie-eating squirrels, and attempting to define “the consensus” with the Moral Machine Project.
J. Nathan Matias and Joy Buolamwini are two of Fast Company's four design heroes.
Parental involvement is very important for guiding children’s interactions with smart technologies, says Stefania Druga.
Transitioning from low-income to high-income occupations is difficult because the skills associated with each type of job are so different.
What if we could drastically reduce the amount of data needed to train an AI, making diagnoses low-cost and more effective?
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit...
Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation
Urban populations around the world are rapidly growing. To improve livability, urban residents must reduce dependency on fossil fuels and...
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
The Media Lab and IEEE-SA have announced the creation of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI).
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the MIT Media Lab are joining forces to launch a global Council on ...
Swarms of robots will revolutionize many applications, from targeted material delivery to farming. However, the characteristics that make...
Artificial intelligence (AI) agents in an embodied form, such as Jibo, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home, are increasingly becoming part of o...
As advances in robotics and artificial intelligence revive concerns about the impact of automation on jobs, a question looms: How will au...
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Embodied voice-based agents, such as Amazon’s Echo, Google Home, and Jibo, are becoming increasingly present in the home environment. For...
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center are collaborating with MIT scholars to make sure openness and ethics inform AI.
A.I. systems are shaped by the priorities and prejudices…of the people who design them, a phenomenon that I refer to as "the coded gaze."
Thesis CitationZhang, Yan. “CityMatrix – An Urban Decision Support System Augmented by Artificial Intelligence.” Massachusetts Institute ...
By Joi Ito
Academics, economists, and AI researchers often undervalue the role of intuition in science. Here's why they're wrong.
Announcing the Global Council on Extended Intelligence
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models wi...
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Rana el Kaliouby is now helping AI understand human emotion. Rosalind Picard pioneered the field of affective computing.
“I’m not worried so much about robots developing their own agenda and taking over the world."
In the quest towards general artificial intelligence (AI), researchers have explored developing loss functions that act as intrinsic moti...
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Media Lab researchers are part of a growing movement at MIT to explore the regulatory frontiers of AI—in society and in our hearts and minds
Institute-wide effort will study the evolution of jobs in an age of technological advancement.
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, created in part by the Omidyar Network, Knight Foundation, and LinkedIn founde...
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? ...
Young Learner's Companion Developing robots' growth mindset and pro-curious behavior and fostering the same in young learners via lo...
A learning framework for secure, decentralized, computationally efficient data and model sharing among multiple robot units installed at...
The problem of ethical decision making presents a grand challenge for modern AI research. Arguably the main obstacle to automating ...
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voicesIn everyday conversation, people use what are known as backchannels to signal to so...
Machine learning model outperforms human judgementOur computational trust model is capable of predicting—above human accuracy—the degree ...
We present Norman, world's first psychopath AI. Norman was inspired by the fact that the data used to teach a machine learning algorithm ...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
The Humanizing AI in Law (HAL) project aims to build the technical and legal foundations necessary to establish a due-pro...
Phase 3 clinical trial outcomes used to evaluate new drugs, therapies and vaccines are among the most complex experiments performed in me...
Cynthia Breazeal, MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences, describes her research on social and emotional intelligence.