November 13, 2017
Writing for The Boston Globe, President L. Rafael Reif issues a call for allies to help address the changing nature of work in the age of automation. “Automation will transform our work, our lives, our society," writes Reif. "Whether the outcome is inclusive or exclusive, fair or laissez-faire, is up to us.”
Boston Globe reporter Cate McQuaid writes that a new exhibit of Otto Piene’s work at the Fitchburg Art Museum spotlights the late artist’s work with light and fire. McQuaid writes that through his art Piene, who served as director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, “insisted on a better, more hopeful future.”
New York Times reporter Janet Morrissey spotlights Prof. Regina Barzilay’s AI system that can improve the detection and diagnosis of lesions in mammograms and Prof. Dina Katabi’s wireless system that can monitor a patient’s health. “It’s absolutely the future; it’s even the present,” says Barzilay of technologies aimed at improving health care. “The question is how fast do we adopt it?”
A study by MIT researchers finds that climate change is causing pollution to linger longer over cities and making summer thunderstorms more powerful, reports Tanya Rivero for CBS News. “We found a way to connect changes in temperature in humidity from climate change to changing summer weather patterns that we are experiencing at our latitude,” explains graduate student Charles Gertler.