More than 3,300 MIT alumni and friends returned to campus during Tech Reunions 2015, held June 4–7. Alumni enjoyed 160 events, including Tech Night at Pops, class dinners, and Technology Day lectures focused on the changing nature of online security and privacy. Alumni Association president Don Shobrys ’75 and the 50th-reunion class led the MIT commencement procession into Killian Court, where Megan Smith ’86, SM ’88, the chief technology officer of the United States, addressed the class. At the Technology Day luncheon, class leaders announced that reunion giving from all classes totaled more than $30 million.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“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
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
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.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.