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Artificial Intelligence

Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Computer Science and Engineering, emeritus
Head, Society of Mind Group

MIT2016 Interviews

Anant Agarwal talks about his life and career

Anant Agarwal describes growing up in India, his career at MIT and his work with CSAIL. He also talks about his lifelong goal of educating a billion people.

Cynthia Breazeal talks about her career and her love for robotics

Cynthia Breazeal talks about her childhood love of robots, her career at MIT developing artificial intelligence and the commercial application of robotics in products such as Jibo.

Erich Caulfield

Erich Caulfield talks about growing up in the South, "Nerd Pride" at MIT, and his career in consulting.

Sallie Chisholm

Marine biologist Sallie Chisholm talks about her connection to Wood Holes Oceanographic Institute, the discovery of Prochloroccus, and her experience writing children's books.

Henrietta Davis talks about her many years of service to the city of Cambridge

Henrietta Davis outlines the town/gown relationship between MIT and Cambridge, the history of affordable housing in the city and her experiences in city politics as the former mayor.

Erik Demaine talks about his life and career

Erik Demaine describes his father’s impact on his education, his collaborative style of problem-solving and his love of origami.

MIT150 Interviews

William Pounds talks about his career and his eventual transition into management

William Pounds talks about his the trajectory of his career, starting in chemical engineering and moving into management.

Wesley Harris talks about the changing dynamics of race relations on college campuses

Wes Harris speaks about a variety of topics, including how race relations have changed on college campuses over the years.

Lincoln Laboratory

Walter Morrow talks about his experience as director of Lincoln Laboratory, MIT's federally funded research facility.

Tyler Jacks talks about his work in cancer research

Tyler Jacks speaks about his Massachusetts upbringing and his work in cancer research.

Tim Berners-Lee talks about his work creating the World Wide Web

An interview with computer scientist and MacArthur Fellow Timothy Berners-Lee.

Suzanne Berger talks about her work in political science

A talk with political scientist Suzanne Berger in which she describes her research interests and academic accomplishments.

From the Vault

Interface for Apollo's computer.

This TV program details the equipment necessary to keep a spacecraft going in the right direction and the challenges involved in that task.

Image of speaker at lectern

This video is of Professor Athelsan Spilhaus giving the inagural lecture at the MIT Sea Grant Program Convocation celebration.

A model of a "big magnet" to be built at MIT's National Magnetic Laboratory.

This TV program details the future of the National Magnetic Laboratory at MIT in the field of biomagnetics.

A model of what Philadelphia may look like in 1980.

This TV program discusses the potential for city growth over the next 20 years and the possible changes that could come with it.

Machines in use at a Boeing Aircraft plant in Seattle, WA.

This TV program details the "Automatically Programmed Tools" project and the success of MIT's first joint government, industry and university effort.

Bill Clinton delivers the 1998 Commencement.

President William Jefferson Clinton delivers an address at the 1998 MIT Commencement on the topic of the Information Revolution.