banking and finance
neural interfacing and control
internet of things
natural language processing
sports and fitness
point of care
Space Exploration Initiative
Putting people and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Designing Systems for Cognitive Support
Video has evolved from an esoteric production to the default means of online and broadcast communication. We accept a wrong or lengthy vide…
Jiang, H., Beeferman, D., Roy, B., & Roy, D. (2022). CommunityLM: Probing Partisan Worldviews from Language Models. (To appear) In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING).
Communication skills are critical for all. We design and develop systems to help people with communication issues, eg more empa…
Enhancing human physical capability
Converting the patterns of nature and the human body into beneficial signals and energy
Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
Cultivating wisdom through evolutionary and ecological engineering
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
Creating technology for social change
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Civic Entertainment is a project based at the Center for Civic Media that explores the intersection of civic engagement with film, televisi…
Advancements in machine learning have recently enabled the hyper-realistic synthesis of prose, images, audio and video data, in what is ref…
Digital literacy helps people identify misinformation — but it doesn’t necessarily stop them from spreading it.
Deb Roy talks to McKinsey about the many ways audience, voice, and medium combine to create compelling stories.
An exploration of how advances in deep learning and generative models can be used to help us synthesize our ideas.
The Commission's members are drawn from government, research and academia, civil society, public service, and private industry.
Focus groups are a core methodology in audience research for bringing people together to discuss an issue of concern; however, it has been …
How might we collect rich and complex data from community dialogues, analyze and make sense of that data? How might we design outputs …
The design of next-generation bionic ankles and knees aims to improve bionic actuators on all metrics: range of motion, power density, band…
Description: Designed for grant proposal and research publication student writers, this course presents a general overview as well as …
AlterEgo is a non-invasive, wearable, peripheral neural interface that allows humans to converse in natural language with machin…
This project was selected to represent MIT at the Microsoft Design Expo 2020 on ‘Healthier Futures.’ iNonymizeA tele-mental health pla…
Congrats to Fluid Interfaces PhD student Arnav Kapur and collaborators on the selection of AlterEgo by Time Magazine for this recognition.
We present Piezo-Acoustic Backscatter (PAB), the first technology that enables backscatter networking in underwater environments. PAB relie…
We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of 𝑈2𝐵, a technology that enables scalable ad ultra-low power ocean IoT. At the…
A new device extracts energy from ambient noise
Papers from SafePaths: https://github.com/PrivateKit/PrivacyDocumentsSafe Paths is an MIT-led, free, open source technology that …
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Collective memory and attention are sustained by two channels: oral communication (communicative memory) and the physical recording of info…
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting, …
PubPub reinvents publication to align with the way the web was designed: collaborative, evolving, and open. PubPub uses a graphical format …
For the robotics category of the innovation series, the USPS chose the bionic prosthesis designed by Media Lab PhD graduate Matt Carney
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?
The stamp is part of a new USPS series on innovation, representing computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an in…
Did you know that submarines today still cannot wirelessly communicate with airplanes? For decades, communicating between underwater and th…
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, channe…
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
LeakyPhones is a public/private headset that was designed to encourage face-to-face interactions, curiosity, and healthier s…
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
It’s not about your wireless or cable bill, it’s about your right to learn.
China, South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.
A novel acoustic-based backscatter design offers an innovative scheme for underwater energy harvesting and data transmission.
"There's got to be a better way to share space and work together remotely—but computers or phones may not be the right tools."
For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ca…
Real-time collaborative self-expression in virtual reality
Communicating a message through entertainment can be difficult, because you have to be careful not to preach to the audience.
Rhythm is a collection of open-source tools to make it easier for researchers to examine, analyze, and augment human interaction. Rhyt…
César Hidalgo considers the role technology plays in how people and events enter, and fade from, collective memory.
We asked futurists, tech execs, academics, researchers, and a sci-fi writer to imagine our tech-driven society in 20 years.
Fadel Adib is one of 25 recipients of the Office of Naval Research's 2019 Young Investigator Awards, and the only awardee from MIT.
Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions
BBC: New tech lets submarines 'email' planesFox News: Submarine breakthrough: MIT develops wireless system to let subs communicate with pla…
People express and communicate their mental states–such as emotions, thoughts, and desires–through facial expressions, vocal nuances, gestu…