This year’s Technology Day, June 7, taps into the fundamental human fascination with the universe. In “Out of This World,” faculty will explore the cosmos, human efforts to probe deeper into space, and human-machine interactions here on Earth. Physics professor Max Tegmark will discuss his work on precision cosmology; aeronautics and astronautics professor Dava Newman will comment on the challenges of sending humans to Mars; and Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazeal will explore the world of humanoid robots. Learn more: alum.mit.edu/ne/reunions/techday.html.
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“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
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Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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