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Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds
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Firms That Move Quickly to Add Robots Also Add Workers, Study Finds

Study finds manufacturing companies that are quick to automate can thrive, but overall employment drops.

Conformable Clothes Can Monitor Vital Signs
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Conformable Clothes Can Monitor Vital Signs

Form-fitting garments embedded with sensors could be used to remotely track a person's temperature and heart rate.

Mentoring Platform Connects Undergrads With K-12 Students
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Mentoring Platform Connects Undergrads With K-12 Students

Students from MIT and Harvard University have started CovEducation, a mentoring platform that connects volunteer college students with children from low-income...

Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries
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Accelerating Data-Driven Discoveries

A database management system and analytics platformed developed by a team including ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker is helping turn data into...

System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table
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System Shows Robots How to Set the Dinner Table

A system designed by MIT researchers gives robots the ability to weigh many ambiguous requirements to perform complex tasks, such as setting a table.

Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic
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Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic

A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug that can kill many species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics
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Engineers Mix and Match Materials to Make New Stretchy Electronics

A process developed by a team from multiple universities may be the key to manufacturing flexible stacked and three-dimensional electronic structures with multiple...

Predicting People's Driving Personalities
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Predicting People's Driving Personalities

An algorithm developed by MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as either selfish or selfless, which could help self-driving cars make better predictions and operate more...

MIT Announces Framework to Guide Negotiations With Academic Publishers
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MIT Announces Framework to Guide Negotiations With Academic Publishers

MIT  has developed a principle-based framework to guide authors' negotiations with scholarly publishers.

MIT's Josh Tenenbaum Receives 2019 MacArthur Fellowship
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MIT's Josh Tenenbaum Receives 2019 MacArthur Fellowship

Josh Tenenbaum, a professor in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences who uses computer modeling to study human cognition, has been named a recipient...

Machine Learning You Can Dance To
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Machine Learning You Can Dance To

Grad student startup Samply uses algorithms to help music producers find the perfect sound.

MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society
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MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society

MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity.

Data-Mining for Dark Matter
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Data-Mining for Dark Matter

MIT Associate Professor Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Automating Artificial Intelligence for Medical Decision-Making
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Automating Artificial Intelligence for Medical Decision-Making

MIT computer scientists are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making by automating a key data-examination step that's usually...

Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web
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Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web

MIT Professor Adam Chlipala builds tools to help programmers more quickly generate optimized, secure code.

Drag-and-Drop Data Analytics
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Drag-and-Drop Data Analytics

System lets nonspecialists use machine-learning models to make predictions for medical research, sales, and more.

Toward Artificial Intelligence That Learns to Write Code
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Toward Artificial Intelligence That Learns to Write Code

Researchers developed an artificial intelligence that learns how to compose short, high-level programs without direct supervision.

Communities in the Cloud
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Communities in the Cloud

Steven Gonzalez studies cloud computing with the eye of an anthropologist, noting that it is operated by an insular community of expert technicians.

Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp
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Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp

MIT researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables a sensor-packed glove and deep convolutional neural networks to recognize objects through touch alone...

John ­rschel Tackles His Lifelong Balance of Math and Football
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John ­rschel Tackles His Lifelong Balance of Math and Football

John Urschel traded a career as a professional football player for the Baltimore Ravens to become a full-time graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics at...
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