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MIT hosts “Code Girls” author Liza Mundy for talk on the little-known female coding heroes of World War II

Last week MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) hosted a discussion with New York Times best-selling author Liza Mundy on her latest book, “Code Girls”, about the American women who cracked the Japanese and German code to help win World War II.

AI Policy Congress – Part 1 Governance Challenges

On January 15, 2019, the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative (IPRI) and Quest for Intelligence (QI) hosted the first MIT AI Policy Congress. The conference brought together global policymakers, technical experts, and industry executives to discuss the impact of AI across sectors, with panels on transportation and safety, manufacturing and labor, healthcare, criminal justice and fairness, national security and defense, and international perspectives.

MIT hosts workshop on theoretical foundations of deep learning

Last week MIT’s Institute for Foundations of Data Science (MIFODS) held an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at tackling the underlying theory behind deep learning. Led by MIT professor Aleksander Madry, the event focused on a number of research discussions at the intersection of math, statistics, and theoretical computer science.


MIT engineering students team up with Georgetown lawyers-in-training on internet privacy legislation

Every spring, engineering students from MIT and law students from Georgetown University overcome the distance between their institutions and disciplines in a semester-long flurry of virtual classroom meetings and late-night Google hangout sessions, culminating in presentations to policy experts in DC.