Researchers virtually open and read sealed historic letters

History unfolds as an interdisciplinary research team uses computational tools to examine the contents of “locked” letters.

MIT Libraries • mit
March 2, 2021 ~9 min

AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human

By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.

Dan Feldman, Senior Research Fellow, Applied Ethics Center, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

‘Couple simulation’ better models mate selection

A new "couple simulation" works with more of the nuanced business of human mate selection.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 18, 2021 ~8 min

Less-wasteful laser-cutting

Fabricaide, developed at MIT CSAIL, provides live design feedback to help users reduce leftover material.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 17, 2021 ~4 min

Timing of exercise impacts men with Type 2 diabetes

Based on observational data, it was found that the timing of daily physical activity was linked to fitness levels and cardiovascular risks in men with Type 2 diabetes.

Sonia Epstein • harvard
Feb. 17, 2021 ~5 min

Robust artificial intelligence tools to predict future cancer

Researchers created a risk-assessment algorithm that shows consistent performance across datasets from US, Europe, and Asia.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Jan. 28, 2021 ~12 min

Deep-learning algorithm can de-noise images

A new deep-learning algorithm can de-noise images to reveal otherwise invisible details. Here's how it outdoes other de-noising algorithms.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

Algorithm and poop ID our many intestinal bacteria

A new method uses artificial intelligence and poop to map intestinal bacteria, which could clarify a wide range of illnesses.

Søren Thiesen-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

With tweaks, social media could boost creativity

Changing the algorithms social media companies use to suggest who to follow could inspire creativity and new perspectives, researchers say.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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