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In virtual town hall, MIT leadership updates community on Covid-19 responses
Critical research continues, students and staff are receiving support, and contingency planning proceeds for eventual phased reopening.
Virtual hackathon unites international community to tackle Covid-19
University students and professionals connect online to find practical solutions to problems linked with the current pandemic.
The changing world of work
MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future responds to rapid changes brought by the pandemic.
Testing whether uncertified N95 masks are effective
Lincoln Laboratory joins MIT and others in testing N95 and similar, imported respirator masks to check how well they keep out particles and blood.
SHERLOCK-based one-step test provides rapid and sensitive Covid-19 detection
New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
Myth-busting on YouTube
Postdoc Izabella Pena uses social media to combat the infodemic about the covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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