News from MIT Press

Spring 2024

In July 2023, MIT President Sally Kornbluth and Provost Cynthia Barnhart issued a call for papers to “articulate effective roadmaps, policy recommendations, and calls for action across the broad domain of generative AI.” This collection of impact papers, An MIT Exploration of Generative AI: From Novel Chemicals to Opera, will be openly published through MIT Press’ MIT Open Publishing Services (MITops) program this spring.

Coauthored by interdisciplinary teams of faculty and researchers across the Institute, the papers explore the transformative potential of generative AI, in both positive and negative directions, across a wide range of applications. Topics covered include climate and sustainability; human health, medicine, and the life sciences; education and the future of work; cybersecurity and privacy; and the global economy. For a full list of topics and contributors, please visit

MITops is a scholar-focused, MIT-branded hosting and publishing services operation from the MIT Press. MITops projects include Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing from the Schwarzman College of Computing, Computing the Future: A Decade of Innovation at MIT CSAIL, and the MIT Emerging Technology Case Studies.