MIT reshapes itself to shape the future
A new era of computing and AI education, research, and innovation
Advances in computing will be a defining force in the next phase of human history, perhaps most visibly with the development of AI systems that augment or replace human decision-making and reasoning. These technologies will deliver opportunities we cannot yet imagine. But they also heighten public interest in longstanding questions about big issues: privacy, public safety, the nature of work, the security of nations. How does society develop a better and broader understanding of such questions, and arrive at solutions that serve the common good?
Set to begin operations in September 2019, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing is a bold initiative to accelerate pioneering research and innovation in computing, build a profound awareness of the ethical implications and societal impact, and, above all, educate leaders for the algorithmic future.
Engineer and historian discusses how the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing might integrate technical and humanistic research and education.
Working groups identify key ideas for new college; period of community feedback continues.
In helping envision the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, working group is focusing on ethical and societal questions.
Irene Chen is a third year PhD student at MIT working to advance machine learning to help improve health care.
MIT President L. Rafael Reif talks about the importance of "bilinguals" to the future of computing and AI.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, talks about what motivated his gift to create the new College of Computing.
Message from MIT President
Leaders from government, philanthropy, academia, and industry came together in a recent MIT panel discussion on ethics and artificial intelligence.