Artificial intelligence's meaning is vague, and its definition remains fluid as the field evolves. The Tech interviewed three PhD candidates at CSAIL, LIDS and EECS/EEMS/INCCI at MIT on how they interpret the science, and how they work to advance it.
The Heavenly Palace falls
A non-operational Chinese space station long expected to fall out of orbit crashed harmlessly into the Pacific last week, but raised concerns about space debris causing damage to orbiting spacecraft.
Perfecting the phosphorous process
Professor Christopher ‘Kit’ Cummins, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, has been interested in phosphorus and its processing for industrial use for many years. Cummins’ lab is exploring alternative ways and options of optimizing phosphate processing.
Setec Astronomy wins 2018 Mystery Hunt
Teams varying in size from five to up to 200 members raced to solve all the puzzles that ultimately led to a special object hidden somewhere on campus.
‘Not speaking up is ordinary’
Sold as a legal thriller, this movie is actually a moral-drama and a character study. Denzel Washington, known for his badass roles in blockbuster movies, plays the socially awkward, clumsy, idealistic character of Roman J. Israel, who is dedicated to leading a life of resistance, fighting for the civil rights of the weak, the downtrodden and the impoverished.
The new faces of CRISPR
“We went to a DJ Khaled concert when our first paper was published. This time, we went to an all-you-can-eat sushi place.”
Rebecca’s Café to serve late night dining in Walker next spring
The new dining service will occupy a space that was previously home to Pritchett Dining, which closed in 2007, and is expected to operate from 5pm to midnight on weekdays.
Campaign for A Better World breaks three quarters of $5 billion goal
The MIT Campaign for a Better World has received $3.6 billion in donations 17 months after its official launch in May 2016. It is 76 percent of the way toward its $5 billion goal.