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MIT uses machine learning to develop powerful antibiotic

The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.

MIT develops battery technology that could give us electric plans that don’t pollute

Researchers believe that the new battery can lift a 12-seat plane off the ground and keep it off long enough for some commercially-viable flights without using fossil fuels.

MIT pledges $1 billion to develop ethical artificial intelligence

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced a billion-dollar initiative to confront the rise of artificial intelligence that will involve supporting deep interdisciplinary research into both AI's promise and its ethical perils.