Algorithm helps artificial intelligence systems dodge “adversarial” inputs

Method builds on gaming techniques to help autonomous vehicles navigate in the real world, where signals may be imperfect.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Is gaming good for kids?

Research shows multiple social and cognitive benefits of playing video games.

John Velez, Assistant Professor of Communication Science, Indiana University • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

How to reduce the environmental impact of your next virtual meeting

Study uncovers overlooked environmental impacts of internet use by estimating associated carbon, land, and water footprints.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
March 4, 2021 ~9 min

MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab opens for researchers and students

Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.

MIT.nano • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

Automating material-matching for movies and video games

Animators spend hours adding textures to objects. A new machine-learning system simplifies the process.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~5 min

MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program awards 2020 seed grants

NCSOFT-sponsored grants to advance hardware and software for immersive experiences.

MIT.nano • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~9 min

How to stay socially connected as lockdown returns - according to science

Recent findings from social neuroscience show us how we can make virtual interactions almost as beneficial as real world ones.

Philip J. Cozzolino, Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

In a battle of AI versus AI, researchers are preparing for the coming wave of deepfake propaganda

Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.

Matthew Wright, Professor of Computing Security, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tips for living online – lessons from six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.

Pamela Scott Bracey, Associate Professor of Instructional Systems and Workforce Development, Mississippi State University • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Faked videos shore up false beliefs about Biden's mental health

It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.

Dustin Carnahan, Assistant Professor of Communication, Michigan State University • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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