The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) released a long-awaited report today investigating its actions in prosecuting programmer/activist Aaron Swartz for his role in hacking the school’s academic research paper database.
In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’m guessing everyone has probably heard the phrase “it’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” Well, MIT is actually applying that concept to a new automated program that rates your body language as you talk to someone.
Education is already accessible online. Now it’s going open source too.
Arctic Sand raises $9.6 to commercialize power-saving technology for computer chips.
The hacktivist group Anonymous defaced the web site of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for its role in the events that led to the suicide of online activist Aaron Swartz.
“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and he doesn’t mean the office dog. Beane’s research addresses what he calls “The Avatar Economy”, where remote workers operate robots.
Affectiva absorbed $12 million in a third round of investment for its emotion measurement technology that helps brands and businesses gain insight about their consumers.
Measuring emotions isn’t as hard as it sounds.
Programming Luddites may have less to fear in the future.
Here’s a roundup of the latest action in solar power: