MIT announces plans for fall 2020 semester

Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
July 7, 2020 ~19 min

Tags: education covid-19 ethics pandemic research community students classes-and-programs president-l-rafael-reif faculty staff vice-chancellor administration chancellor financial-aid teaching-and-academics tuition

The elephant in the server room

Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics women data research school-of-architecture-and-planning urban-studies-and-planning diversity-and-inclusion computer-science-and-technology faculty technology-and-society mit-press books-and-authors


Keeping genetic engineering localized

Researchers are developing a so-called "daisy-chain" gene-drive system that provides controls for genetic engineering of certain populations.

Helen Knight | MIT Media Lab • mit
April 2, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution genetics crispr ethics broad-institute disease genetic-engineering research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning


To build new college, MIT seeks campus and alumni input

Opportunities and new challenges were at the forefront of discussions about the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 2, 2018 ~10 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence ethics research community students classes-and-programs computer-science-and-technology special-events-and-guest-speakers faculty staff technology-and-society algorithms administration

How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?

Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 24, 2018 ~6 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics policy research autonomous-vehicles transportation automobiles media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning global

3Q: Ernest Moniz on the Vatican climate dialogue | MIT News

Professor emeritus and former U.S. energy secretary reflects on recent meeting with Pope Francis and energy and finance leaders.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 12, 2018 ~4 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  energy  environment  poverty  carbon  ethics  religion  greenhouse-gases  emissions  faculty  technology-and-society  3-questions  mit-energy-initiative  social-justice  econimics

The moral calculus of climate change | MIT News

In a “mathy” philosophy class, students explore the risks, outcomes, and ethical implications of living in a warming world.

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences • mit
June 4, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  climate-change  ethics  philosophy  global-warming  classes-and-programs  undergraduate  school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences  technology-and-society  humanities

Defiance: Disobedience for the good of all | MIT News

MIT Media Lab summer event explores responsible dissent, embodied in its new Disobedience Award.

MIT Media Lab • mit
July 25, 2017 ~12 min

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