MIT Media Lab

AP Uses AI To Enrich Sports Content

Partnering with Arkadium, the Associated Press will begin to use the company’s InHabit artificial intelligent tool to add interactive content to its …

Advertising Industry

Programmable droplets

MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, mixing them …

Engineering

Futuristic Kitchens, Transforming Wine, and Plant-Based Meat

Join the food community’s most inspired <b>entrepreneurs, chefs, data scientists, investors, filmmakers, and enthusiasts</b> this March to learn and discuss …

SXSW

ARiA, The AR Conference At MIT, Is The Anti-CES

The AR in Action (ARiA) Conference is set to reprise its two successful conferences @ MIT Media Lab, which runs Tuesday, January 16, and Wednesday, January 17. ARiA @ Stanford will take place later next year.<p>The conference is inconveniently timed for many in the industry, as it comes on the heels …

Augmented Reality

MIT's Sloan School of Management and Media Lab Announce Gensler Joint Appointment

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Media Lab today announce the joint appointment of Gary Gensler as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Media Lab and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management.<p>Gensler, former Chair of the …

MBA

NRF 2018: Questions Arise at the Intersection of Ethics and Technology

Jan 15 2018<p>Participants<p>Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab<p>Vanessa Jo Roberts, Editorial Director, BizTech<p>Video …

Business Technology

It's time to get ready for augmented reality

The world’s largest annual consumer technology show — CES 2018 in Las Vegas — ended last week and some of the most exciting gadgets this year were on …

Augmented Reality

6 places where soil-less farming is changing how we grow food

If it seems like “hydroponics” is everywhere, that’s because it is. Hydroponic farming is one efficient way to grow fruits and vegetables in small …

Farming

Here’s how to get more out of networking events

Buy tickets to a networking event. Get there, buckled up for a cookie-cutter experience of going from one panel to the next. Only talk to other …

The Workplace

The Great LOLCat Massacre

Recently, for work, I read through 10 years’ worth of the <i>New York Times</i> best-seller list and noticed a strange phenomenon. Since December 17 ...

Dean Koontz

5 Ways Women in Tech Can Take Action in 2018

Post-CES Reflections & Thoughts on How We Can Make Progress This Year<p>I just got back from attending CES 2018 in Las Vegas where over 180,000 people descended on the city to discuss all things tech. At Affectiva, we are spending more time in the automotive space as car companies look to capture …

Psychology

The future of AI as a creative marketing tool

AI attracts a lot of attention from many different industries, and marketing is no exception. There are a lot of discussions going on about how AI can help companies make their marketing efforts more efficient.<p>When speaking about AI in marketing, the focus is usually on how AI can effectively …

Business

AI Plus Human Intelligence Is The Future Of Work

We are living in interesting times, where digital assistants schedule meetings, chatbots work alongside humans as teaching assistants, and your suitcase can now become self driving luggage as showcased at CES, 2018. The implications are just starting to be felt in the workplace. In 2017, I wrote …

Artificial Intelligence

Roland and MIT want to use music to teach kids programming

Millions of children worldwide use Scratch to enter the world of programming. Now there’s a new way to connect to music, as Roland teams up with …

Harvard Business School Names 18 Venture Capitalists as 2018 Rock Venture Capital Partners - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has named 18 people to its inaugural group of Rock Venture Capital …

Venture Capital

Muriel Cooper’s Lasting Imprint

<i>The Media Lab and MIT Press celebrate the design pioneer whose work continues to inspire outspoken creativity and positive change.</i><p>On October 19, …

Graphic Design

Isobar Elevates Meeker To Global Technology, Innovation Role

Isobar, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, has promoted Dave Meeker to Global Director, Emerging Technology, a new position at the agency.<p>In addition to …

Advertising Industry

4 Industries that are Set to Witness Massive Disruption From Blockchain in 2018

For what it’s worth, Bitcoin rewarded its backers with 1,420 % gains in 2017 and Ethereum delivered more than 8500% increase in value in the same …

Bitcoin

How To Increase Empathy Towards Refugees? Serious Games Might Provide An Answer

Videogames and migration: to some, this might sound like an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. Games are fun. Migration, the kind we are used to discuss nowadays, the refugee kind, is anything but. It’s people sinking and dying while clumped in small ships; it’s families destroyed, part of them …

Entrepreneurship

Blockchain In Online Education: Impact And Benefits

The Use Of Blockchain In Online Education<p>In 2017, the blockchain rose to prominence. Most of the attention has been on cryptocurrencies such as …

Bitcoin

Work Futures Daily - Mobilizing!

Living in a frozen tundra has positives (a few, not many), but one upside is that I am working long hours on <b>Work Futures</b>.<p>One new technology change …

Intelligence

Fjord’s Lorna Ross: ‘You can’t just digitise for digital’s sake’

Fjord group director Lorna Ross believes the future isn’t about businesses simply being more digital, it’s about embracing data and design in a …

Innovation

Top 10 Ethical Dilemmas in Science for 2018: Part I

<i>Editor’s note: This is part I in the two-part series Top 10 Ethical Dilemmas in Science for 2018. Please click here for part II.</i><p>The John J. Reilly …

Emotions

How to Monetize Happiness

Inspired by research linking happiness and productivity, the Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. invested in developing “people …

Harvard Business School

The Rise of Citizen Bioscience

It is 5 P.M. in Santa Clara, California. Elodie Rebesque, a senior at Los Altos High School, is rushing out of class. She has a medical appointment …

Innovation

BostInno Approved: January’s Top Tech & Startup Events in Boston

With every new year comes new friends, connections and most importantly, events, so start off your new year on the right foot with our list of some …

Boston

Meet the Labbers: Jimmy Day

In our ongoing audio series, <b>Meet the Labbers</b>, we hear people from all roles across the Media Lab talk about what they do and why they do it.<p><b>Today,</b> …

Willy Wonka

IOTA Rose 464% In 2017, But Buyer Beware: Experts Have Major Security Concerns

IOTA is a cryptocurrency platform that aims to create a marketplace for data produced by “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices, such as smart watches or Fitbits. Launched in June 2017 on the Bitfinex trading platform, its token soared from $0.64 on the first day of trading to $3.61 by the end of the …

Bitcoin

Five Tools to Rebuild Trust in Media

Social media platforms used to be a place to discover interesting people far away, to get hints of breaking news, to connect with your audience, and …

Kennedy School of Government

The Future Of Construction: Putting Innovative Ideas To Work At Autodesk's Workshop

Support the news<p>At a unique industrial workshop in Boston's Seaport Innovation District, teams of researchers are creating the future.<p>They're …

Robotics