banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
point of care
sports and fitness
natural language processing
Engaging people in creative learning experiences
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Looking beyond smart cities
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Space Exploration Initiative
Digital Currency Initiative
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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...
Advance human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
The LEGO Papert Fellowships support three graduate students working at the intersection of creativity, play, learning, and new technology.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
www.ajlunited.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. ...
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
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.
Designing systems for cognitive enhancement
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
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.
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies
Have you ever wondered what a friend would do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family mem...
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 ...
The relationship between news content and its presentation has been a long-studied problem in the communications domain. Often, chan...
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.
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...
Enhancing human physical capability
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 six research methods used by the Space Enabled research group is creating models of complex systems by drawing on techniques f...
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...
Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individual...
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ...
How do your kicks collaborate with mental health?
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhe...
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
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...
Maybe we don’t need to look inside the black box after all. We just need to watch how machines behave, instead.
Joi Ito tells Reid Hoffman what he learned about management, diversity, and openness from being a DJ in Chicago in the ‘80s.
Machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic, and ...
CIFAR Fellows Hugo Larochelle and Matthew Jackson argue for a new scientific discipline to study the broad effects of AI.