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Vivienne Sze: Crossing the Hardware-Software Divide for Efficient AI
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Vivienne Sze: Crossing the Hardware-Software Divide for Efficient AI

MIT Associate Professor Vivienne Sze discusses why we need low-power AI now, and more.

Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation
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Devavrat Shah on Curbing Online Misinformation

MIT Professor Devavrat Shah shares his thoughts on human content moderation, recommendation algorithms, and diluting the spread of misinformation online.

Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia
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Nancy Hopkins on Improving Gender Equality in Academia

Amgen Professor of Biology Emerita Nancy Hopkins advocates for more inclusive science and advises how to get there.

Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data
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Catherine D'Ignazio on Visualizing COVID-19 Data

Catherine D'Ignazio, assistant professor of urban science and planning at MIT, speaks about the current boom in COVID-19 data visualizations, and how data visualizers...

Ritu Raman on the WISDM Database at MIT
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Ritu Raman on the WISDM Database at MIT

Postdoc Ritu Raman speaks about the WISDM platform she developed to highlight female speakers at MIT.

Collaborating With Users to Develop Accessible Designs
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Collaborating With Users to Develop Accessible Designs

Co-authors Alan Lundgard, Crystal Lee, and Arvind Satyanarayan discuss "Sociotechnical Considerations for Accessible Visualization Design," published in the journal IEEE...

On the Future of Human-Centered Robotics
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On the Future of Human-Centered Robotics

A major theme in recent political discourse has been the perceived impact of robots and automation on the United States labor economy.

How MIT Gave 'ghostbusters' Its 'geek Cred'
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How MIT Gave 'ghostbusters' Its 'geek Cred'

The energetic researchers who grounded the new "Ghostbusters" in hard science—giving it "geek cred"—are using a flurry of media attention to alter public perceptions...

Q&a: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science
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Q&a: John Durant and David Kaiser on Spurring Public Interest in Science

John Durant, director of the MIT Museum, and David Kaiser, director of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, discuss the best ways to get the general...

Harnessing the Speed of Light
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Harnessing the Speed of Light

The fields of data communication, fabrication, and ultrasound imaging share a common challenge when it comes to improving speed and efficiency: light's diffraction...

Social Physics
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Social Physics

Since 2001, the Human Dynamics Laboratory at the MIT Media Lab has used digital technologies—from home-brewed portable sensors to cellphone call records—to try...

Randolph Kirchain on the Spread of Electronic Waste
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Randolph Kirchain on the Spread of Electronic Waste

Randolph Kirchain, a senior research scientist in MIT's Engineering Systems Division, has long specialized in analyzing the raw materials used to manufacture new...

Professor Emeritus Rodney Brooks Refines the Sequel to Irobot
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Professor Emeritus Rodney Brooks Refines the Sequel to Irobot

Professor emeritus Rodney Brooks gained fame in the 1990s for co-founding iRobot, an MIT spinoff that brought the world the Roomba and other innovative, helpful...

Sal Khan: 'i Love Learning'
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Sal Khan: 'i Love Learning'

"If there was a Ph.D. in learning everything, I would do that," the always-enthusiastic Sal Khan '98, MEng '98 said in a talk Wednesday at MIT's Kresge Auditorium...

Robert Desimone on the Federal Brain Initiative
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Robert Desimone on the Federal Brain Initiative

Robert Desimone, the director of MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research, discusses the federal government's $100 million BRAIN Initiative and how it will affect...

Nate Silver Presents Forecasting Work as Antidote to 'terrible' Political Pundits
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Nate Silver Presents Forecasting Work as Antidote to 'terrible' Political Pundits

Celebrated political forecaster Nate Silver has shot to fame by letting the data speak loudly about elections.

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President Reif Writes to Mit Community Regarding Aaron Swartz

Yesterday we received the shocking and terrible news that on Friday in New York, Aaron Swartz, a gifted young man well known and admired by many in the MIT community...

3 Questions: A Web For Everyone
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3 Questions: A Web For Everyone

During the opening ceremonies of this summer’s Olympic games in London, a musical performance culminated with a stage-set house rising into the rafters to reveal...

Daniela Rus Named Csail Director
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Daniela Rus Named Csail Director

Daniela Rus, a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the next director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial...

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Why Telecom Regulation Needs to Change

Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
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