MIT scholars awarded seed grants to probe the social implications of generative AI

The 27 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.

Autonomous innovations in an uncertain world

Jonathan How and his team at the Aerospace Controls Laboratory develop planning algorithms that allow autonomous vehicles to navigate dynamic environments without colliding.

Supporting sustainability, digital health, and the future of work

The MIT and Accenture Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology selects three new research projects to support.

Armando Solar-Lezama named inaugural Distinguished College of Computing Professor

EECS professor appointed to new professorship in the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.

3 Questions: Honing robot perception and mapping

Luca Carlone and Jonathan How of MIT LIDS discuss how future robots might perceive and interact with their environment.

David Autor named NOMIS 2023 Distinguished Scientist

NOMIS Foundation honors the Ford Professor of Economics for his contributions to understanding the effects of technological change and globalization on jobs and earnings prospects for workers.

Defining the public interest in new technologies

New online journal seeks to seeks to bring together the MIT community to discuss the social responsibilities of individuals who design, implement, and evaluate technologies.

Bringing the social and ethical responsibilities of computing to the forefront

The inaugural SERC Symposium convened experts from multiple disciplines to explore the challenges and opportunities that arise with the broad applicability of computing in many aspects of society.

Celebrating the impact of IDSS

A two-day conference at MIT reflected on the impact of the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society since its launch, as founding Director Munther Dahleh prepares to step down.

An AI challenge only humans can solve

In their new book, “Power and Progress,” Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson ask whether the benefits of AI will be shared widely or feed inequality.