Trick or…Trick: MIT Launches New Collective Intelligence Experiment for Halloween

Is this creepy? Or extremely creepy? The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab has taken the Halloween tradition of “Trick or treat” to a whole new level. This year, MIT—which launched a project called Nightmare Machine for Halloween 2016 to teach AI what humans find grotesque—is letting internet users taking control of one person’s body in what Read more…

Robo Swarm

Robo Swarm

Robo Swarm The squat, cylindrical robots carry out basic tasks as a group. There is no leader among them. There’s no human interference, either. They are a true artificial swarm. A collective of 100 robots was considered huge until Radhika Nagpal ’94, SM ’94, PhD ’01, taught more than 1,000 Read more…