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  • A message from MIT astronauts: Accept the mission and find your motivators

    To help us navigate this time of social distancing, three MIT astronauts share lessons of isolated living aboard the International Space Station.

    March 24, 2020

  • MIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutions

    Consortium includes industry, government, and academic institutions.

    March 23, 2020

  • 3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs

    An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.

    March 13, 2020

  • 3 Questions: Marion Boulicault and Milo Phillips-Brown on ethics in a technical curriculum

    Philosophers are part of a team working on transforming technology ethics education at MIT.

    March 11, 2020

  • The elephant in the server room

    Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

    March 9, 2020

  • “Doing machine learning the right way”

    Professor Aleksander Madry

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    MIT Economics

    Brookings: Does the US tax code favor robots over people?

    Does the US tax code favor automation?

    Brookings: Does the US tax code favor robots over people?

    New research by Daron Acemoglu and MIT Economics PhD student Andrea Manera suggests that the US tax system’s low tax rates on capital and heavy taxation of labor systematically encourages firms to automate more tasks and use less labor.

    MIT News: Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

    http://news.mit.edu/2020/c-sections-doctor-liability-grubner-0912

    MIT News: Moving beyond “defensive medicine”

    Study co-authored by Jonathan Gruber sheds light on the practice of defensive medicine, with a surprising result- when doctors have immunity from liability lawsuits, they actually perform slightly more C-section operations.

    MIT News: Why are workers getting smaller pieces of the pie?

    http://news.mit.edu/2020/why-workers-smaller-share-GDP-0311

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    Computer science and technology | MIT News

  • MIT joins White House supercomputing effort to speed up search for Covid-19 solutions

    Consortium includes industry, government, and academic institutions.

    March 23, 2020

  • System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road

    Using a photorealistic simulation engine, vehicles learn to drive in the real world and recover from near-crash scenarios.

    March 23, 2020

  • 3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs

    An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors.

    March 13, 2020

  • The elephant in the server room

    Catherine D’Ignazio’s new book, “Data Feminism,” examines problems of bias and power that beset modern information.

    March 9, 2020

  • “Doing machine learning the right way”

    Professor Aleksander Madry strives to build machine-learning models that are more reliable, understandable, and robust.

    March 7, 2020

  • Showing robots how to do your chores

    By observing humans, robots learn to perform complex tasks, such as setting a

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