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Developing tech for, and with, people with disabilities
Developing tech for, and with, people with disabilities

Sixth annual Assistive Technologies Hackathon paired students with client co-designers to create innovative solutions to the everyday problems they face.

Model learns how individual amino acids determine protein function
Model learns how individual amino acids determine protein function

Technique could improve machine-learning tasks in protein design, drug testing, and other applications.

Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen
Energy monitor can find electrical failures before they happen

Sensor can monitor wiring in a building or ship, and signal when repairs are needed.

Kicking neural network automation into high gear
Kicking neural network automation into high gear

Algorithm designs optimized machine-learning models up to 200 times faster than traditional methods.

“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units
“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving en masse to transport objects.

Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners
Women in Data Science conference unites global community of researchers and practitioners

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society co-hosted WiDS Cambridge, a daylong conference connecting female data scientists across academia and industry.

Using machine learning for medical solutions
Using machine learning for medical solutions

Master’s student and Marshall Scholar Kyle Swanson uses computer science to help make drug development more efficient.

Open access task force releases draft recommendations
Open access task force releases draft recommendations

The MIT community is invited to comment on ways to increase sharing of research, data, software, and more.

Tim Berners-Lee named FT “Boldness in Business” Person of the Year
Tim Berners-Lee named FT “Boldness in Business” Person of the Year

CSAIL researcher and web inventor recognized for his startup inrupt, which aims to give users more control over their data.

Ethics, Computing, and AI: Perspectives from MIT
Ethics, Computing, and AI: Perspectives from MIT

Faculty representing all five MIT schools offer views on the ethical and societal implications of new technologies.

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