Examination of facial-analysis software shows error rate of 0.8 percent for light-skinned men, 34.7 percent for dark-skinned women.
Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systems
New connector helps faculty, student startups launch in China.
MIT launches Future City Innovation Connector
MIT senior Yazmin Guzman wants to change the educational landscape to provide opportunities to all K-12 students.
Sealing the cracks in public education
Professor emeritus in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and co-founder of the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE), Bacow will assume the Harvard presidency later this year.
Lawrence Bacow '72, DUSP professor emeritus, named President of Harvard University
In MIT talk, prominent philosopher urges self-reflection to keep academic institutions vital and fair.
Cornel West advocates the “examined life” on campus
Brent Ryan's new book calls for a more pluralistic, democratic vision of the city.
A manifesto for designing cities
Smart furniture transforms spaces in tiny apartments into bedrooms, work spaces, or closets.
Robotic interiors
As construction begins on the next-generation Vassar Street home for MIT undergraduates, lead designer and Architecture lecturer Michael Maltzan shares his aspirations for the building.
Construction begins on a new student residence on Vassar Street
A new Miniaturized Neural Drug Delivery System from MIT Media Lab’s Conformable Decoders group could be used to treat neurological disorders that affect specific brain regions.
Ultrathin needle can deliver drugs directly to the brain
AI platform allows chatbots to draw on robust language database to better navigate human conversation.
Bots that talk more like people
MIT’s Janelle Knox-Hayes studies the cultural issues behind climate policy.
One planet, many climate plans. Why?
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments.
Programmable droplets
Learn more about the SA+P community’s commitment to building a better world.
The MIT Campaign for a Better World
Computational method improves the resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.
New depth sensors could be sensitive enough for self-driving cars
New Real Estate Price Dynamics Research Platform from the MIT Center for Real Estate offers predictive power to investors.
Turning real estate data into decision-making tools
Platform analyzes big data to answer plain-language business queries in minutes instead of months.
Inventing the “Google” for predictive analytics
Ghost stories and digital technologies meet in the work of Rome Prize winner Brandon Clifford.
Using ancient knowledge to create contemporary architecture
MIT-designed tool lets people test realistic changes to local transit networks.
3Q: Chris Zegras on designing your city’s transit system
MIT event invites DUSP alumni, alumnae, and faculty to share their work.
DUSPx: MIT Connections brings together DUSP alumni/ae and the on-campus community
MIT event invites DUSP alumni, alumnae, and faculty to share their work.
DUSPx: MIT Connections brings together DUSP alumni/ae and the on-campus community
MIT event invites DUSP alumni, alumnae, and faculty to share their work.
DUSPx: MIT Connections brings together DUSP alumni/ae and the on-campus community
MIT event invites DUSP alumni, alumnae, and faculty to share their work.
DUSPx: MIT Connections brings together DUSP alumni/ae and the on-campus community
New urban studies program to spur research and innovation in China.
MIT launches China Future City Lab
Startup’s system captures particle matter from diesel exhaust and turns it into inks and paints.
Recycling air pollution to make art
Five join the SA+P faculty, while 10 are recognized for work in art, architecture, urbanism, and design.
Faculty additions and promotions at the School of Architecture and Planning
Visiting Artist B. Stephen Carpenter II examines issues of access, privilege and the global water crisis.
Using art to disrupt systems of oppression
Study of solar pump technology use in India assesses technical performance and explores innovative business cases to increase user adoption.
MIT researchers release evaluation of solar pumps for irrigation and salt mining in India
Expert in social policy and social reform, especially the welfare state and retirement policy, was a longtime MIT professor.
Martin Rein, former professor of urban studies and planning, dies at 89
Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior.
Next-generation optogenetic molecules control single neurons
Bruno Verdini leads a popular new class on negotiation skills.
“A good negotiator can be exactly who you are"
Energy-efficient construction is key to lowering urban emissions, study finds.
How cities can fight climate change most effectively
Projects by SA+P faculty, researchers, and alumni explore the exhibition's theme of “Imminent Commons.”
Innovative MIT projects at the Seoul Biennale
Projects by SA+P faculty, researchers, and alumni explore the exhibition's theme of “Imminent Commons.”
Innovative MIT projects at the Seoul Biennale
Projects by SA+P faculty, researchers, and alumni explore the exhibition's theme of “Imminent Commons.”
Innovative MIT projects at the Seoul Biennale
Andorra funds MIT Media Lab technologies that, in turn, help improve the nation’s cities.
Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers
Using Bitcoin's blockchain technology, the Institute has become one of the first universities to issue recipient-owned virtual credentials.
Digital Diploma debuts at MIT
MIT Architecture program rated highly for research and overall excellence based on surveys of practitioners.
DesignIntelligence ranks MIT graduate architecture program among top in nation
Ingestible devices could diagnose gastrointestinal slowdown or monitor food intake.
Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tract
Why MIT’s Gediminas Urbonas helped produce a new book about art and public space.
“Art teaches us how to disrupt”
Human Dynamics research group earns high marks in new scientific collaboration to improve the lives of disadvantaged American children.
Media Lab team tops Fragile Families Challenge
Fifty years after its founding, the vision of CAVS and founder György Kepes lives on in the Program in Art, Culture and Technology.
Celebrating the Center for Advanced Visual Studies, a pioneer in melding art, science, and tech
MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help.
Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims