Taking the guesswork out of dental care with artificial intelligence

July 02, 2022

Inam is the co-founder of Overjet, a company using artificial intelligence to analyze and annotate X-rays for dentists and insurance providers.When it comes to periodontal disease, dentists must make...

Q&A: Neil Thompson on computing power and innovation

July 01, 2022

They found that between 49 and 94 percent of improvements in these areas can be explained by computing power.But spending is a tough measure to use because it only...

Three MIT faculty members named 2022 Simons Investigators

July 01, 2022

Physics professors Tracy Slatyer and Jesse Thaler and mathematics professor Wei Zhang were among 16 researchers selected to receive 2022 Simons Investigator awards in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, and computer science....

Investing in a new future with Open Learning

July 01, 2022

Even before joining a financial technology startup, Michael Pilgreen believed in taking risks and investing long-term — especially when it came to his education and career.“I knew a lot...

MIT-WHOI Joint Program announces new leadership

June 30, 2022

The leadership succession was announced by MIT Vice President for Research Maria Zuber in an email to the MIT-WHOI Joint Program community.Ed’s positive impact on the program will benefit...

Robotic lightning bugs take flight

June 30, 2022

Now, they’ve shown that they can track the robots precisely using the light they emit and just three smartphone cameras.The tiny artificial muscles that control the robots’ wings emit...

New model helps identify mutations that drive cancer

June 29, 2022

Distinguishing these harmful driver mutations from the neutral passengers could help researchers identify better drug targets.Currently, at least 30 percent of cancer patients have no detectable driver mutation that...

MIT finishes fourth in 2022 Division III LEARFIELD Directors' Cup standings

June 29, 2022

In the final 2022 Division III LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings, MIT finished in fourth place overall as the Engineers ended the 2021-22 academic year with 936.75 points.Fall highlightsMen’s cross...

MIT engineers devise a recipe for improving any autonomous robotic system

June 29, 2022

Now, MIT engineers have developed a general design tool for roboticists to use as a sort of automated recipe for success.Each of these robotic systems is a product of...

Robots play with play dough

June 29, 2022

“RoboCraft” could reliably plan a robot’s behavior to pinch and release play dough to make various letters, including ones it had never seen.While manipulating play dough is fun and...