MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been around for a long time. In fact, at 150 years of age, MIT is older than the web, the personal computer, and even the telephone. The fact that they have survived and remained one of the most recognized groups for technological education and advancement can be blamed on a number of different factors, including their amazing staff, dedicated students, and partnerships with outside companies. In the 21st century, Google is one of the groups partnering with MIT for great new projects.
For that reason, Google is tipping their hat to MIT on the auspicious occasion of the institute’s 150th birthday. Google is grateful for the 500-plus MIT graduates who work in its offices, for the large number of MIT students who work as interns each year (this year there will be 50), and for visiting faculty who work alongside Googlers. More, however, Google is proud of the projects that MIT and Google have worked on collectively. These include:
- CSAIL, a project sponsored by Google and run by MIT, which is designed to further AI research.
- MIT Next Labs, an MIT group sponsored by Google, that focuses on research and development for mobile platforms, targeting app development and other resources on social and economic issues.
- Konbit, a partnered project between MIT and Google representatives, designed to help communities re-establish themselves in the aftermath of a crisis.
- The I² (Intelligence Initiative), which is sponsored in part by Google.
- The Young Android Project, developed by visiting MIT faculty member Hal Abelson. Abelson also helped create the App Inventor.
So from all of us at SEJ, a happy 150th birthday to MIT. May you live long and prosper, and may your partnership with Google – as well as other major groups – continue to be fruitful.
[via the Official Google Blog]