MIT scholars awarded seed grants to probe the social implications of generative AI

The 27 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.

MIT News • mit
Sept. 18, 2023 ~9 min

AI-driven tool makes it easy to personalize 3D-printable models

With Style2Fab, makers can rapidly customize models of 3D-printable objects, such as assistive devices, without hampering their functionality.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Sept. 15, 2023 ~8 min

Heating and cooling space habitats isn't easy -- one engineering team is developing a lighter, more efficient solution

You can’t bring your AC to space, unfortunately, but innovative flow boiling and condensation research might lead to lighter, more efficient heating and cooling on spacecraft.

Issam Mudawar, Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2023 ~8 min

A pose-mapping technique could remotely evaluate patients with cerebral palsy

The machine-learning method works on most mobile devices and could be expanded to assess other motor disorders outside of the doctor’s office.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
Sept. 14, 2023 ~8 min

How an archeological approach can help leverage biased data in AI to improve medicine

Although computer scientists may initially treat data bias and error as a nuisance, researchers argue it’s a hidden treasure trove for reflecting societal values.

Alex Ouyang | Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health • mit
Sept. 13, 2023 ~9 min

Pixel-by-pixel analysis yields insights into lithium-ion batteries

In a first, researchers have observed how lithium ions flow through a battery interface, which could help engineers optimize the material’s design.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Sept. 13, 2023 ~9 min

Helping computer vision and language models understand what they see

Researchers use synthetic data to improve a model’s ability to grasp conceptual information, which could enhance automatic captioning and question-answering systems.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Sept. 13, 2023 ~7 min

AI model speeds up high-resolution computer vision

The system could improve image quality in video streaming or help autonomous vehicles identify road hazards in real-time.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Sept. 12, 2023 ~8 min

System combines light and electrons to unlock faster, greener computing

“Lightning” system connects photons to the electronic components of computers using a novel abstraction, creating the first photonic computing prototype to serve real-time machine-learning inference requests.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
Sept. 11, 2023 ~8 min

Smart pill can track key biological markers in real-time

Coupling engineered bacteria with low-power electronics could be highly effective in diagnosis, treatment of bowel diseases.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Sept. 8, 2023 ~8 min