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How AI Will Change the Workplace
The Wall Street Journal | May 18, 2023

IDSS affiliate Stuart Madnick explores how artificial intelligence could make scamming easier and more dangerous.

Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and the cover of their new book Power and Progress: Our 1000-year Struggle over Technology & Prosperity.

An AI challenge only humans can solve
MIT News Office | May 17, 2023

In their new book, “Power and Progress,” Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson ask whether the benefits of AI will be shared widely or feed inequality.

A map of drifting buoy trajectories in the Gulf of Mexico superimposed on surface currents.

A better way to study ocean currents
LIDS News | May 17, 2023

A new machine-learning model from researchers including IDSS affiliate Tamara Broderick makes more accurate predictions about ocean currents, which could help with tracking plastic pollution and oil spills, and aid in search and rescue.

Nirmal Bhatt and Graham Turk

Advocating for science budget and policy
MIT News Office | May 16, 2023

Mahmoud Ramadan (TPP ’23), a member of MIT’s Science Policy Initiative Executive Board, organized a trip to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued and increased federal support for scientific research. The delegation included TPP students Nirmal Bhatt, Amy Huynh, and Graham Turk.


Will robots and AI take our jobs?
CBS News Boston | May 16, 2023

IDSS affiliate Yossi Sheffi discusses his new book “The Magic Conveyor Belt,” and his research examining the potential impact of AI on the future of work.

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New research: Twitter bot detection tools aren’t very good
Fast Company | May 16, 2023

When is a bot not a bot? When it likes a tweet, according to a new paper by researchers including IDSS postdoc Zachary Schutzman that pokes holes in bot detection methodology.

David Gamarnik

David Gamarnik named IMS Fellow
May 15, 2023

Gamarnik received the award for contributions to discrete probability, including the theory of random graphs, algorithms and computations, as well as queueing theory.

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Will artificial intelligence help — or hurt — medicine?
NPR | May 8, 2023

Assistant Professor Marzyeh Ghassemi examines how the increasing use of artificial intelligence could impact medical care.

A placard from the 2023 Writer's Strike reading Alexa will not replace us!

Opinion: The writers’ strike is partly about AI. They’re right to worry
Los Angeles Times | May 8, 2023

IDSS core faculty Daron Acemoglu encourages creating incentives for innovators to apply AI-related technology to address real human problems — and to shift away from developing the tools of social oppression.


Researchers create a tool for accurately simulating complex systems
LIDS News | May 5, 2023

System developed by researchers including IDSS core faculty Devavrat Shah eliminates a source of bias in simulations, leading to improved algorithms that can boost the performance of applications.


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