the lab

A Sustainable Model for Industry-University Collaboration

The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab is a community of scientists from MIT and IBM Research dedicated to pushing the frontiers of artificial intelligence and translating breakthroughs into real-world impact. Founded in 2017, the Lab works with industry to translate fundamental science into applications that solve immediate problems in the business world and beyond. The Lab currently manages a research portfolio of more than 80 projects, with an emphasis on data-driven, deep learning approaches to understanding language and the visual world and techniques for making large-scale AI systems more efficient and robust. The Lab is also developing AI systems for healthcare and a variety of decision-making applications. In all of its work, the Lab is committed to building trustworthy and socially responsible AI systems.

AI in Kendall Square

We’re located in one of the fastest-growing technology centers in the world: Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Across the street from MIT, down the road from Harvard, and situated in a dense cluster of the world’s leading technology companies, Kendall Square is a vibrant ecosystem for innovators. In 2021, our IBM Research team, currently in the IBM Watson Health building at 75 Binney St., will moving into our new offices on MIT’s campus at 314 Main St. (currently under construction).

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab at 314 Main St in Kendall Square

Rendering of our offices at 314 Main St. in the Kendall Square technology center of Cambridge, Massachusetts.