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MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital Conference Has Some Interesting Tidbits

Last week, MIT Technology Review held a conference focused on artificial intelligence (AI). I’ll gripe just once about the poor technology, both in the video conferencing and the conference web site and agenda management. The problems were serious, and I didn’t expect that, but muddling through that mess brought me to some interesting talks. This column will focus on events on the first and third days, as the middle day was more research oriented and real world impact is what interests me.


The keynote had two parts. First, we heard from the ubiquitous

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Announcing the MIT Technology Review Covid Inequality Fellowships

Early in the pandemic, some headlines argued that covid-19 was the great equalizer—because anyone, no matter their circumstance, could catch it. In reality, it was clear that the virus was affecting some groups of Americans in disproportionate, devastating ways. 

Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Indigenous communities, and other people of color have been affected the most, and are dying at much higher rates. Incarcerated people have been left unprotected, and those in poverty have been among the hardest hit. Schoolchildren from poorer backgrounds are suffering the biggest educational setbacks, with lifelong repercussions. 

We know many of the reasons, including frontline jobs

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MIT Technology Review hosts Future Compute Feb 10-11, 2021

What happens when the internet of things converges at the speed of 5G with the reasoning of artificial intelligence? Join Future Compute for a curated exploration of the next wave of computing technologies.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MIT Technology Review’s February 10-11, 2021 virtual conference, Future Compute.

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Presented in two consecutive half-days by experts at the forefront of intelligent computing technologies such as IoT, 5G, and AI, Future Compute combines the authoritative, influential, and trustworthy programming MIT Technology Review is known for with a virtual, attendee-centric experience. Designed for interaction, attendees will have opportunities

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How to pitch and write an opinion piece for MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review is about the biggest discoveries and ideas in emerging technology. We’re keen to hear from people with interesting, provocative, and well-argued opinions on technology and where it’s taking us.

In most cases, opinion pieces should be tied either to a recent news event (and by “recent” we usually mean “in the past day or two”) or to a topic that’s generally important and on the public’s radar. Timeless ideas might get through too, but they’ll need to be pretty original.

There should also be a compelling reason why you are writing it—usually, that you’re an expert in

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MIT researchers translated the coronavirus into music offering a new perspective for studying the virus

Coronavirus proteins.
Coronavirus proteins.

Markus Buehler

  • Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aren’t only looking at the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, through a microscope, they are hearing it in musical form.

  • Markus Buehler, material scientist and professor of engineering at MIT, described to Business Insider how he and his lab translated the structure of the coronavirus protein into a musical composition.

  • Not only is it a new perspective into observing the virus, but Buehler said future applications of this data could help design antibodies that could counteract human infection with the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage

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