banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Looking beyond smart cities
Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
Neil Gaikwad, a third-year PhD student in the Space Enabled research group, has been selected as one of the 2019 Facebook Fellows.
Neil Gaikwad, a PhD student in the Media Lab's Space Enabled research group, has received the GSC Graduate Teaching Award, an Institute A...
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
Should workers worry about automation and AI?Many workers, policy makers, and researchers are asking themselves exactly this question. Bu...
The Honest Crowds project addresses shortcomings of traditional survey techniques in the modern information and big data age. Web survey ...
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
Political constitutions describe the fundamental principles by which nation-states are governed, the political and legal state institutio...
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
Measuring Cooperation at Scale
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
Space Exploration Initiative
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Have you ever wondered what a friend would do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family mem...
One of the six research methods used by the Space Enabled research group is creating models of complex systems by drawing on techniques f...
Enhancing human physical capability
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, chan...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Digital Currency Initiative
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFake videos? How well can ordinary people tell the difference between a video manipulated by...
The LEGO Papert Fellowships support three graduate students working at the intersection of creativity, play, learning, and new technology.
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Kate Darling joins Anthony Daniels, Chuck Nice, and Neil deGrasse Tyson to talk about the rise of robotics and the cultural impact of C-3P0.
Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection
Beyond the Cradle
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.Adoption of self-driving...
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.This project will suppor...
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.TuringBox is a platform&...
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.The Humanizin...
By Chelsea Barabas, Karthik Dinakar, and Colin DoyleTwenty-seven prominent researchers from MIT, Harvard, Princeton, NYU,&nbs...
Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioceptio...
US elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
To better understand and improve the quality of our lives, there has been a need for measuring non-economic capital such as social capita...
Paper Dreams explores how human creativity can be supported by artificial intelligence.Prior research on AI and creativity has primarily ...
What would social media look like if it served the public interest?
Complex biological systems such as brain circuits are extended 3-D structures made out of nanoscale building blocks such as proteins, RNA...
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
The RadioTalk corpus includes speech recognition transcripts sampled from talk radio broadcasts in the United States between October of 2...
Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Machine learning model outperforms human judgementOur computational trust model is capable of predicting—above human accuracy—the degree ...
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Unconventional mixing of research fields introduces a new method to study human behavior using social robots.
Emotionally supportive robots improve overall team functioning!
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers ...
Understanding social-emotional behaviors in storytelling interactions plays a critical role in the development of interactive and educati...
Creating technology for social change
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Transforming data into knowledge
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
Civic technology should empower us as citizens. But despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Va...
We must, however, make changes in the way we fund potential solutions so that it supports a diversity of disciplines and approaches.
Pretrial risk assessments draw from “deeply flawed data" generated from arrest and conviction records, say researchers.
For decades, the International Space Station (ISS) has operated as a bastion of international cooperation and a unique testbed for microg...
C. Joseph and D. Wood, "Understanding Socio-Technical Issues Affecting the Current Microgravity Research Marketplace," 2019 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 2019, pp. 1-10.
One of the eternal challenges of economic development is how to identify the economic activities that a country, city, or region should t...
Burning Man is a magical place that gets the best of human creativity and collaboration to flourish. To further understand what makes thi...