Global Editions

Author Archives: MIT PK

Alexandre Rebert

Alexandre Rebert

Alexandre Rebert, 28 ForAllSecure When a computer system gets hacked, people typically fix the problem after the fact. Alexandre Rebert created a machine that can fix itself as the attack is happening. Rebert recognized that computers may lack creativity, but they’re good …Continue reading

John Schulman

John Schulman, 30 OpenAI John Schulman, a research scientist at OpenAI, has created some of the key algorithms in a branch of machine learning called reinforcement learning. It’s just what it sounds like: you train AI agents in the same way you …Continue reading

Google launches an online tool to help reduce carbon emissions

Google has introduced a new feature that helps city planners get access to the carbon footprint of all buildings, cars and subway rides in a city. An online tool, the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE), has been developed in partnership with an international …Continue reading

Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro Chiesa, 30 University of California, Berkeley For all the promise of blockchain, there’s a problem that comes with treating all transactions as public information: some of that stuff is just nobody’s business. But with Zcash, a cryptocurrency cofounded by Alessandro Chiesa, …Continue reading

Humsa Venkatesh

Humsa Venkatesh’s research revealed how cancers hijack the activity of neural networks to fuel their own growth. Her discovery sparked a novel area of research targeting a type of activity seen in many different types of cancer. “These neuronal systems are signaling …Continue reading

Julian Schrittwieser

Julian Schrittwieser, 25 DeepMind A few years ago, when Julian Schrittwieser joined the Google-owned artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, the board game Go was often called the Holy Grail of machine learning. The two-player game, which originated in ancient China, was so unconstrained by …Continue reading

Nabiha Saklayen

Nabiha Saklayen, 28 Cellino Biotech Gene editing is invaluable in correcting mutations like the one that causes sickle-cell anemia. But biologists need better ways to get DNA and other ingredients into cells. Typically, the gene-editing recipe is introduced by viruses, which can …Continue reading

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini, 28 MIT Media Lab and Algorithmic Justice League As a college student, Joy Buolamwini discovered that some facial-analysis systems couldn’t detect her dark-skinned face until she donned a white mask. “I was literally not seen by technology,” she says. That …Continue reading

Mustafa Suleyman

Mustafa Suleyman, 33 DeepMind Mustafa Suleyman cofounded the AI company DeepMind out of a desire to have as broad an impact on society as possible. AI, he decided, was the fastest way to do it. Now Suleyman has launched DeepMind Health to …Continue reading

Top