MIT had an eventful year in 2023. There were significant achievements and interesting ideas that were in the headlines. Some of these highlights include Kindness goes viral with Steve Hartman, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, AI field advancements, and MIT’s ongoing mission to change the world for the better.
Kindness Goes Viral
Professor Anette “Peko” Hosoi explored whether a single act of kindness can change the world in a full story via CBS News.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
MIT Prof. Moungi Bawendi shared his inspiration on winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on quantum dots with the Associated Press.
Women in Science
MIT’s all-women leadership team discussed the importance of representation for women and underrepresented groups in STEM in a full story via Radio Boston.
MIT and AI
MIT’s President Sally Kornbluth emphasized the importance of AI, science ethics, and climate change in an interview with The Boston Globe.
Advances in AI
MIT RAISE initiative’s program, the Day of AI plans to introduce K-12 students to AI in a knowledgeable and responsible manner in a full story via The New York Times.
Future of AI
Professor Daniela Rus discussed the future of AI, robotics, and machine learning, focusing on the need to ensure new technologies benefit humanity with Mashable.
AI in Medicine
Professor Regina Barzilay is developing new AI systems to help diagnose breast and lung cancer before they are noticeable to the human eye in a full story via Chronicle.
Are AI and Robots Stealing Jobs?
Tech experts from MIT discussed the impact of AI on the workforce in a full story via CBS News.
AI and Big Tech
Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu and Professor Simon Johnson argued that machine usefulness is more important than machine intelligence in a full story via The New York Times.
Engineering at MIT
MIT engineers have created a technique for 3D printing soft, flexible, custom-designed hearts for patients in a full story via WBUR.
Reducing Climate Footprints
Professor John Fernández examined how to reduce the climate footprints of homes and office buildings in a full story via The New York Times.
MIT researchers are working on developing drug-delivery nanoparticles to target cancer cells and an antibiotic that may defeat a drug-resistant superbug in a full story via Boston Magazine and CNN.
Professor Tod Machover discussed the AI opera and its reboot for a new generation in a full story via The Boston Globe.
These highlights reflect MIT’s commitment to making a positive impact in various fields through continued research and innovation.