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5 books published in 2021 that MIT says to read if you in order to better understand the world

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
Tags: UK, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Mit, Healthcare, Nordic, MIT Media Lab, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BI International, Daron Acemoglu, Kate Darling, Tech Insider


5 books published in 2021 that MIT says you must read if you want to understand the world better

The list includes essays on investment, remote working, artificial intelligence, and vaccines.Getty Images/Margarita Shchipkova The books cover topics like investing, artificial intelligence, vaccines, and new ways of working. They've been written by experts in their field, like economist Daron Acemoglu. They provide an insight into what has changed in recent years and what the future may hold. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has compiled a small list of the top books publishe...
Tags: UK, Finance, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Investing, Mit, Healthcare, Nordic, MIT Media Lab, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BI International, Daron Acemoglu, Kate Darling, Tech Insider


Researchers create an integrated pipeline for performing genetic screening studies

Today's genetic engineers have a plethora of resources at their disposal: an ever-increasing number of massive datasets available online, highly precise gene editing tools like CRISPR, and cheap gene sequencing methods. But the proliferation of new technologies has not come with a clear roadmap to help researchers figure out which genes to target, which tools to use, and how to interpret their results. So, a team of scientists and engineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired E...
Tags: Health, MIT Media Lab


Forerunner is software for NFIMBYs, or no flooding in my backyard

Mayors have the toughest job in the world, and leading a city is only getting harder. Even as populations swell in urban cores across the world, climate change is constraining the geographies where that growth can happen. Coastal communities which are popular with residents are also taking a gamble when it comes to rising sea levels. How do you tradeoff a need for growth with the requirement for protecting residents from disaster? In most cases, the pendulum is fully tilted toward growth. Coasta...
Tags: Startups, Climate Change, Government, Fema, New Jersey, Louisiana, GreenTech, White, Emergency Management, MIT Media Lab, Houston Texas, Harris County, Forerunner, Pho, Technology And Disaster Response, Susanna Pho


Butlr Technologies, developing anonymous people sensors, inks $7.9M seed round

A new $7.9 million seed round boosts Butlr Technologies’ ability to apply its real-time people-sensing technology beyond commercial real estate and retail uses to monitor falls and other movements for active seniors who are aging in place. Hyperplane led the round, with Founder Collective, Union Labs, 500 Startups, SOSV, E14 Fund, Tectonic Ventures, Scott Belsky, Chad Laurans and Sunny Vu participating. The new funding comes one year after the Burlingame, California-based proptech company raised...
Tags: Tech, Alexa, MIT Media Lab, Paley, Deng, Zeng, Hyperplane, Burlingame California, Eric Paley, Honghao Deng, Butlr, Jiani Zeng, Scott Belsky Chad Laurans


A Modern Fairy-Tale Told in 800 Square Feet: Sandeep Salter’s Family Apartment

Sandeep Salter knows a thing or two about creative living. The daughter of a choreographer (Darshan Singh Bhuller) and a dancer, Sandeep grew up in London’s Primrose Hill before studying fine art at Parsons in New York. There she worked as an archivist and bibliographer, met husband Carson Salter, and ran a small bookshop out of the MIT Media Lab in Boston where Carson was studying. Back in NYC, Sandeep partnered with Sarah McNally, of McNally Jackson booksellers, to open Goods for the Study and...
Tags: Books, England, New York, London, Boston, New York City, Georgia, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Ikea, South, Eta, Dan Graham, Bedrooms, Marie Antoinette, Brooklyn Heights


MIT Media Lab’s new knitted keyboard showcases the power of smart textiles

Despite the fact that it's made entirely out of soft, pliable fabrics, MIT's knitted keyboard is even more expressive and capable than a normal keyboard.
Tags: Music, Trends, Features, Mit, Textiles, MIT Media Lab


The Station: Rivian rolls towards an IPO and Quantumscape makes a big battery hire

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. For my American readers, you might be traveling — perhaps for the first time in more than a year — because of the Memorial Day holiday. While Memorial Day is meant to honor members ...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Utah, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Senate, White House, China, Ipo, Germany, Berlin, Softbank, America


Emotion-detection software startup Affectiva acquired for $73.5M

Smart Eye, the publicly traded Swedish company that supplies driver monitoring systems for a dozen automakers, has acquired emotion-detection software startup Affectiva for $73.5 million in a cash-and-stock deal. Affectiva, which spun out of the MIT Media Lab in 2009, has developed software that can detect and understand human emotion, which Smart Eye is keen to combine with its own AI-based eye-tracking technology. The companies’ founders see an opportunity to expand beyond driver monitoring sy...
Tags: TC, Boston, Tech, Nasa, Automotive, Machine Learning, Bmw, Ai, Affectiva, Cairo, Cadillac, Martin, MIT Media Lab, Rana el Kaliouby, OEMS, Chongqing China


Formlabs raises $150M

A massive raise for the 3D printing industry this morning, as Massachusetts-based Formlabs has announced a $150 million Series E. The round, led by Softbank’s Vision Fund 2, effectively doubles the value of the unicorn to $2 billion dollars. The news comes during a kind of resurgence as the once-beleaguered industry is seeing a massive uptick in interest – and funding. Of note, Desktop Metal, Shapeways, Velo3D and Markforged have all announced places to go public via SPAC. The company notes a re...
Tags: Hardware, Massachusetts, Softbank, Funding, Tech, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Formlabs, Sla, SPAC, MIT Media Lab, MarkForged, Max Lobovsky, Vision Fund, SoftBank Vision Fund 2


Artificial raises $21M led by Microsoft’s M12 for a lab automation platform aimed at life sciences R&D

Automation is extending into every aspect of how organizations get work done, and today comes news of a startup that is building tools for one industry in particular: life sciences. Artificial, which has built a software platform for laboratories to assist with, or in some cases fully automate, research and development work, has raised $21.5 million. It plans to use the funding to continue building out its software and its capabilities, to hire more people, and for business development, accordin...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Turing, Palantir, Cto, Paige, MIT Media Lab, Barrett, Thermo Fisher, Fuller, Andy Rubin, Kuka, David Fuller, National Instruments, Playground Global


Melinda Gates Reportedly Warned Bill Not to Pal Around With Infamous Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has strenuously denied that all those times he hung out with notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein—you know, the guy with the private jet and island compound who died in prison in 2019 before he could testify about who else was involved in his child sex abuse ring—was about anything…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, United States, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Nerd Culture, MIT Media Lab, Boris Nikolic, Mike Bloomberg, Jeffrey Epstein, Joi Ito, Personal Computing, Nathan Myhrvold, Businesspeople, Big History


Bitcoin advocates revolt against the Trump administration’s frantic crypto regulations

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Bitcoin fans across the country are rallying against a common enemy, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, one of President Donald Trump’s closest associates, has been working overtime since Thanksgiving to push several crypto regulations through before the Biden administration takes over on January 20, 2021. FinCEN statements l...
Tags: TC, Column, Washington, Tech, Bitcoin, Treasury, Crypto, Fidelity, Biden, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Yellen, MIT Media Lab, FinCEN, Square Square


MIT Media Lab names Dava Newman as new director

MIT’s famous Media Lab, the multidisciplinary idea factory that produces many a fascinating invention and influential thinker, has found a new director in its backyard after scouring the globe for candidates. Dava Newman, MIT professor of aeronautics and astronautics and former deputy administrator of NASA under Obama, will helm the intellectual hub. The Media Lab is famed for its freewheeling techno-intellectual prowess, but for more than a year has been leaderless following the resignation of ...
Tags: Obama, Tech, Nasa, Mit, Aerospace, Newman, MIT Media Lab, Jeffrey Epstein, Personnel, Media Lab, Dava Newman, Joi Ito Ito, Dean Hashim Sarkis


A Broken 3D Printer Inspired This Futuristic Fabric

3D printers usually work by extruding long strings of molten plastic onto a surface. When MIT Media Lab researchers spotted a broken printer squirting out plastic erratically, they had an idea: By programming a normal home 3D printer, they could simulate that erratic extrusion and create a sort of light, flexible lace…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mit, 3d Printing, Fabric, MIT Media Lab


Who Gets Credit For Art Created By AI?

Researchers at MIT Media Lab and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development are wondering how people decide who gets credit for art that was created using artifical intelligence. After all, there would have been many different people involved in producing and selecting the original art used as the AI’s training data, in creating the program, and in curating the final output. In a recently published paper they showed that who gets credit for AI-generated art all depends on how we think and t...
Tags: Art, Visual, MIT Media Lab, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 10.27.20


Here are all the famous people Jeffrey Epstein was connected to

American financier Jeffrey Epstein (L) and then-real-estate developer Donald Trump (R) pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997. Davidoff Studios/Getty Images Epstein, a financier and registered sex offender, was known for jet-setting with the likes of Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, the third child of the UK's Queen Elizabeth. Wall Street billionaire Leon Black paid Epstein at least $50 million in consulting and other fees between 2012 and 2...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, News, Labor, Saudi Arabia, Finance, New York City, Africa, US, Barack Obama


A wearable sleep-tracker designed by an MIT team could give people the power to shape their own dreams

The Dormio device on a person's hand. Oscar Rosello/MIT A team at the MIT Media Lab has created a device that could help people shape the content of their dreams. Called Dormio, the device consists of a bracelet that tracks sleeping patterns and an app that uses recorded messages to suggest dream topics. In a recent study, 67% of people that Dormio told to "think of a tree" then reported dreaming about trees. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tomás Vega wanted to drea...
Tags: Science, Technology, Trends, Mit, South America, Salvador Dalí, Sleeping, Vega, Control, Cognition, Thomas Edison, Edison, MIT Media Lab, Dali, HOROWITZ, British Columbia Canada


Why social media has changed the world — and how to fix it

Are you on social media a lot? When is the last time you checked Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram? Last night? Before breakfast? Five minutes ago?If so, you are not alone — which is the point, of course. Humans are highly social creatures. Our brains have become wired to process social information, and we usually feel better when we are connected. Social media taps into this tendency."Human brains have essentially evolved because of sociality more than any other thing," says Sinan Aral, an MIT pr...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Europe, Books, Internet, California, Youtube, Russia, Los Angeles, Social Media, Society, Mit, Netflix, Innovation, Community, University of Pennsylvania


OpenSpace, a startup that applies AI to managing building sites, used this pitch deck to nab $15 million. Here's a look at its vision to be the telemedicine of construction.

Construction tech startup OpenSpace announced last month that it has raised $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. The round also included investors Lux Capital, JLL Spark, Navitas Capital and Zigg Capital, as well as new investors Nine Four Ventures and Taronga Group. The company has seen a massive increase in demand since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the company's vision tools allowing supervisors to track progress remotely.  CEO Jeevan Kalanithi shared the company's Series B ...
Tags: Trends, Mit, Silicon Valley, Wiltshire, Menlo Ventures, Cto, Business Insider, 3d Robotics, Mckinsey, MIT Media Lab, Fleischman, Stephen Wiltshire, Kalanithi, Bluefin Labs, Shawn Carolan, Openspace


"#MeTooSTEM founder admits to creating Twitter persona who 'died' of COVID-19/BethAnn McLaughlin invented @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi anthropologist who died of COVID-19."

Ars Technica reports.This certainly isn't the first time a fake persona has manifested on social media.... But the particular case of @Sciencing_Bi is unique because of its unusually long duration—the Twitter account was created in October [email protected]_Bi, identified on her profile only as "Alepo," claimed to be a female bisexual Native American anthropologist at Arizona State University who was involved with combatting discrimination and sexual harassment in the scientific community....Wa...
Tags: Twitter, Education, Law, Ars Technica, United States, Native Americans, Fake, Arizona State University, Asu, MIT Media Lab, Native, McLaughlin, Feldman, Munchausen, Race And Education, Ann Althouse


OpenSpace, a startup that applies AI to managing building sites, used this pitchdeck to nab $15 million. Here's a look at its vision to be the 'telemedicine of construction.'

Construction tech startup OpenSpace announced Monday that it has raised $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. The round also included investors Lux Capital, JLL Spark, Navitas Capital and Zigg Capital, as well as new investors Nine Four Ventures and Taronga Group. The company has seen a massive increase in demand since the coronavirus pandemic began, with the company's vision tools allowing supervisors to track progress remotely.  CEO Jeevan Kalanithi shared the company's Series B pitc...
Tags: Trends, Mit, Silicon Valley, Wiltshire, Menlo Ventures, Cto, Business Insider, 3d Robotics, Mckinsey, MIT Media Lab, Fleischman, Stephen Wiltshire, Kalanithi, Bluefin Labs, Shawn Carolan, Openspace


Abhishek Singh to also head Digital India Corporation as CEO and MD

Abhishek Singh, the CEO of MyGov, has been given the additional charge of heading the Digital India Corporation as its managing director and CEO, Singh confirmed to MediaNama. Singh had joined MyGov as its CEO in October 2019. He was then made the President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) in November 2019. There are four divisions of DIC — NeGD, MyGov, Information Technology Research Academy, and PhD Scheme. Digital India Corporation was founded as Media Lab Asia in 2001 as ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, News, MIT Media Lab, Singh, Digital India, Ministry of Communications, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Abhishek Singh, DIC, National e Governance Division, Digital India Corporation (DIC, MyGov, National e-Governance Division (NeGD, Digital India Corporation, MediaNama Singh


This startup reworked its privacy-friendly sensors to help battle COVID-19

One little-known home and retail automation startup might seem like an unlikely candidate to help combat the ongoing pandemic. But its founder says its technology can do just that, even if it wasn’t the company’s original plan. Butlr, a spin-out of the MIT Media Lab, uses a mix of wireless, battery-powered hardware and artificial intelligence to track people’s movements indoors without violating their privacy. The startup uses ceiling-mounted sensors to detect individuals’ body heat to track whe...
Tags: China, Tech, United States, Abu Dhabi, MIT Media Lab, Steelcase, Deng, Louvre Museum, Honghao Deng, Butlr


Michael Hawley, Programmer, Professor and Pianist, Dies at 58

A man of manifold interests, his achievements ranged from developing ideas behind the so-called Internet of Things to publishing the world’s biggest book.
Tags: News, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, MIT Media Lab, Hawley, Computers and the Internet, Michael Hawley, Deaths (Obituaries, NeXT Inc, Michael J (1961-2020


Join us June 17 for a live discussion on COVID-19 contact tracing and safe reopening strategies

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Tags: Google, TC, Technology, Microsoft, Cdc, White House, New York City, US, Articles, Barack Obama, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Public Health, United States


Brand Moves for Friday June 12

Fifteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Advertising, US, Ibm, Airbnb, Npr, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tripadvisor, Cambridge University, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Henry Ford


Amazon just announced that it's going to suspend police use of its controversial facial-recognition technology for one year (AMZN)

On Wednesday, Amazon announced it would suspend police use of its controversial facial-recognition technology, Rekognition, for one year. Amazon last week put out a statement against police brutality and systemic racism, but advocates pointed out Amazon works with many police departments and that studies have shown Rekognition is biased against Black people and other people with darker skin. Amazon still plans to sell Rekognition to groups that help rescue human-trafficking victims. Visit Busi...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, Trends, Fox, Aclu, Aws, Ibm, Detroit, Amazon Web Services, American Civil Liberties Union, MIT Media Lab, Andy Jassy, AMZN, Amazon Microsoft, Black Amazon, Warren Michigan


Contact Tracing With Your Phone: It’s Easier but There Are Tradeoffs

Lots of new app ideas are emerging to track Covid-19, but each has issues around privacy, location accuracy and how much appeal it will have to the public and to health officials.
Tags: News, Privacy, Smartphones, Software, MIT Media Lab, Mobile Applications, Bluetooth Wireless Technology, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Bar Codes


Join us June 3 for a contact tracing and exposure notification app development and deployment forum

Exposure notification and contact tracing are two related but distinct measures many public health authorities are either considering or already implementing. Contact tracing is a practice almost as old as epidemiology itself, but today’s technology means the way that we go about tracking the spread of a contagious illness within and between communities is changing very quickly. This presents an opportunity for learning more about the opportunities and challenges presented in extending contact t...
Tags: Health, TC, Technology, Cdc, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Chief executive officer, Tech, Public Health, Harvard, United States, Leader, Director, Randall, New York State