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From diabetes to Covid-19, Better World (Health) showcases MIT research in action

April 30, 2021

Event speakers included (clockwise from top left) W. Eric L. Grimson, Daniel P. Huttenlocher, Steven Truong, and Mariana Arcaya.  “MIT’s work to understand and improve human health spans

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3 Questions: Devavrat Shah on curbing online misinformation

April 15, 2021

MIT professor Devavrat Shah shares how social media algorithms could be tweaked to curb the spread of misinformation and promote a diversity of viewpoints. Image: Allegra Boverman The specter

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When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

March 9, 2021

MIT researchers found that Covid-19 skeptics on Twitter and Facebook — far from being “data illiterate” — often use sophisticated data visualization techniques to argue against public health

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A machine-learning approach to finding treatment options for Covid-19

February 23, 2021

Researchers have developed a system to identify drugs that might be repurposed to fight the coronavirus in elderly patients. Photo: iStockPhoto When the Covid-19 pandemic struck in early

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AI Cures: data-driven clinical solutions for Covid-19

October 29, 2020

Panelists discuss open problems in Covid-19 patient care and new opportunities for AI solutions. Left to right and top to bottom: Regina Barzilay, MIT; Gabriella Antici, Protea Institute;

Out of a total of 200 research proposals, 26 projects were selected and awarded $5.4 million to continue AI research to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the areas of medicine, urban planning, and public policy.

Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19

July 18, 2020

Out of a total of 200 research proposals, 26 projects were selected and awarded $5.4 million to continue AI research to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the

A new challenge launched by MIT App Inventor — a web-based, visual-programming environment that allows children to develop applications for smartphones and tablets — encourages kids and adults to build mobile technologies that could be used to help stem the spread of Covid-19, aid local communities, and provide moral support to people around the world. This image includes four screenshots from apps submitted to the site that were made by participants. Image from MIT App Inventor website and edited by MIT News.

Empowering kids to address Covid-19 through coding

July 12, 2020

A new challenge launched by MIT App Inventor — a web-based, visual-programming environment that allows children to develop applications for smartphones and tablets — encourages kids and adults

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Marshaling artificial intelligence in the fight against Covid-19

May 22, 2020

Artificial intelligence could play a decisive role in stopping the Covid-19 pandemic. To give the technology a push, the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is funding 10 projects at MIT aimed at advancing AI’s

A diagram of wireless signals emanating from a small device mounted on a wall. The wireless signal expands to encompass a person walking with a shuffling gait.

In-home wireless device tracks disease progression in Parkinson’s patients

September 22, 2022

By continuously monitoring a patient’s gait speed, the system can assess the condition’s severity between visits to the doctor’s office.

Artificial intelligence model finds potential drug molecules a thousand times faster

July 15, 2022

A geometric deep-learning model is faster and more accurate than state-of-the-art computational models, reducing the chances and costs of drug trial failures.