Video Roundup | Selections from the "Hello World, Hello MIT" event
Celebration of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

"Artificial intelligence and the evolving domains of computer science will be defining forces in the next phase of human history. Our shared future hinges on the responsible and ethical evolution of technologies that are transforming every aspect of modern life."

"Hello World, Hello MIT" Mission Statement

"Hello World, Hello MIT" was a historic three-day event that provided a wide-ranging exploration of the mission of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing.  njoy this digest of videos from the event, many of which feature faculty from the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. 

Opening Remarks
Susan Silbey, Chair of the MIT Faculty opens the gathering and introduces MIT President L. Rafael Reif who welcomes attendees to the celebration. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker also offers opening remarks. Story

MIT Faculty Chair Susan S. Silbey, the Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology, and Anthropology and a professor of behavioral and policy sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management, introduces Day Three of the event. Story 


Computing for the People: Ethics and AI
Melissa Nobles
, Kenan Sahin Dean of the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and a professor of Political Science introduces a session on Ethics and AI, featuring panelists Ursula Burns, executive chairman and CEO of VEON, Ltd.; Ash Carter, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, and director of Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Jennifer Chayes, a technical fellow and managing director of Microsoft Research New England; Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab; Megan Smith, former U.S. chief technology officer and founder and CEO of shift7; and Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation. The panel was moderated by Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist. Story 


Computing: Reflections and the Path Forward
Sherry Turkle
, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, gives a talk on rethinking friction in digital culture at the celebration.

Teaching Computing in Arts and Humanities
Computing methods are becoming increasingly useful in many areas of humanities and arts. A panel of faculty from both MIT and Cornell University discuss incorporating computing into their teaching. Panel includes: Agustín Rayo, Associate Dean, MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Professor of Philosophy; Alberto Abadie, Associate Director, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, and Professor of Economics; Michael Scott Cuthbert, Associate Professor of Music at MIT; Erik Demaine, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at MIT; Eran Egozy, Professor of the Practice in Music Technology at MIT; and Éva Tardos, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University.


Teaching Ethics and Policy in Computer Science
As the impact of computing has grown, the innovators and creators of computing tools can no longer ignore its social, ethical, and policy implications. A panel of faculty from MIT, Cornell University, Harvard University, and Carnegie Mellon University discuss how we teach these topics and concepts to computer scientists and get them to incorporate these types of thinking into their day-to-day practice. 

Panel includes: David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT; Hal Abelson, Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT; Solon Barocas, Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University; David Danks, Head, Department of Philosophy and L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University; and Barbara Grosz, Higgins Professor of Natural Sciences at Harvard University. Story