Making a Better World | Computing and Artificial Intelligence

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing will seek to be not only a center of advances in computing, but also a place for teaching and research on relevant policy and ethics to better ensure that the groundbreaking technologies of the future are responsibly implemented in support of the greater good.

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MIT reshapes itself to shape the future

Gift of $350 million establishes the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, an unprecedented commitment to world-changing breakthroughs and their ethical application. "Faculty in a range of departments have a great deal to gain from new kinds of algorithmic tools," says Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, "and a great deal of insight to offer their makers.” More

Provost's letter to the faculty about the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing


FAQ on the newly established MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing
This set of FAQs offers information about the founding of the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, announced today, and its implications for the MIT community and beyond.


What is artificial intelligence?


Artificial intelligence hits the barrier of meaning
Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous consequences. 


The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence
What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?


Exploring the future of learning through virtual and augmented reality
At a recent symposium, MIT Open Learning invited experts to discuss the power of VR and AR tools to drive engagement with education.


An AI pioneer, and the researcher bringing humanity to AI


The World of A.I.

Judging by the breathless coverage, it can seem as if the only countries developing A.I. are the United States and China. But it’s still early for the industry and other nations are working hard to become major A.I. players. More

MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future announces advisory and research boards

Leaders from industry, academia, labor, government, foundations, andother organizations, as well as leading scholars in related fields, will provide guidance. More

Online hate is spreading; Internet platforms can't stop it

Media companies have not figured out what to do about the threats and abuse that pollute their platforms. More

Will there be a ban on killer robots?

Without a nonproliferation agreement, some diplomats fear the world will plunge into an algorithm-driven arms race. “A lot of A.I. technologies are being developed outside of government and released to the public. These technologies have generic capabilities that can be applied in many different domains, including in weaponization.” More