Microsoft President Brad Smith believes that when technology changes the world, the company that created it bears a responsibility to help address the world they played a part in creating. Tech companies and governments must work together to address the challenges and adapt to the changes technology has unleashed. This includes addressing a wide range of challenges from digital security to efforts to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of the next Hot Topics in Computing, Dan Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, will welcome Brad Smith for a [virtual] conversation with Daniela Rus, deputy dean of research for the Schwarzman College of Computing and director of CSAIL, to address some of the greatest issues faced by industry and society today.
MIT COVID-19 Response Funds
In exchange for the value you receive from this event, we ask that you make a donation (in an amount of your choosing) to the MIT Covid-19 Response Funds.
Funds will support:
MIT COVID-19 Research Fund
Gifts to support MIT’s response to help with the Covid-19 crisis, including providing equipment, space, expertise, and other resources to local area hospitals and other health care providers. Contributions to this fund will supplement Institute resources that are already being applied to these immediate medical needs including through the Medical Outreach and Crisis Management Team led by Professor Elazer Edelman, such as donations of personal protective equipment. Gifts will also support the work of Project Manus under Professor Martin Culpepper for projects including the design and mass manufacture of disposable face shields.
MIT COVID-19 Emergency Fund
Gifts to support MIT faculty and researchers addressing various aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including vaccine development, portable ventilators, AI solutions, and improved protective equipment.