Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The complexonaut

When he was in elementary school, Scott Aaronson, like many mathematically precocious kids of his generation, dreamed of making his own video games. He had only the foggiest notion of what that entailed, ...

Apr 09, 2014 5 / 5 (5) 0

Big, fast, weird data

The "Big Data" research that continues to dominate IT agendas has traditionally focused on making sense of the growing volumes of computer data. Yet in recent years, the volume question has given way to the other V's of Big ...

Apr 08, 2014 not rated yet 0

Robots learning to work with humans

With the advent of "inherently safe" robots, industrial designers are changing their ideas about the factory of the future. Robots such as ABB's Frida and the Baxter robot from MIT spinoff Rethink Robotics ...

Apr 02, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0