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 moved into our new offices on MIT’s campus at 314 Main St.

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.