Media Lab Courses

Welcome to Media Lab Connect: a brand new collection of online learning programs designed exclusively for Media Lab Member Companies. We are launching talks, workshops, and highly interactive online courses that span the spectrum of Media Lab research, ranging from antiracism and technology, to blockchain applications, to building resilient communities. The format combines live online events, breakout sessions, and collaborative activities, connecting Member Companies to the Media Lab research community, and each other.

A grid of deepfaked images of Albert Einstein, the Mona Lisa, and Van Gogh
Featured Course:
Exploring Deepfakes
Exploring Deepfakes
September 2021

In recent years, advancements in machine learning have enabled hyper-realistic synthesis, recreation, and modification of images, audio, and videos of people. This new class of synthetic media, also known as AI-generated media, generative media, and “deepfakes” is raising many questions regarding how technology distorts our perception of reality, news, and information. This course serves as an introduction to the emerging topic of deepfakes by explaining the techniques involved,  highlighting their positive use cases in entertainment, learning, wellbeing, and more, and lastly, discussing criticism and open questions related to this powerful technology.