Government requires automakers to report driver-assist crashes

AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer is quoted in an CNN article on U.S government scrutiny of advanced driver assistance systems:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that automakers will be required to report crashes involving driver-assist systems, as well as crashes of fully autonomous vehicles, which are less common on roads...

AgeLab Paper on Sharing Economy and Older Adults Wins GSA Prize

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has recognized an AgeLab publication in with the David A. Peterson award, which annually honors one paper published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education that shows excellence in scholarship in academic gerontology and geriatrics.

AgeLab Research Scientists Julie B. Miller (the paper’s lead author), Chaiwoo Lee, and Lisa D’Ambrosio, former AgeLab researcher Carley Ward, and AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin are recipients of the award.

AgeLab Hosts Roundtable Discussion on AI and Longevity

The MIT AgeLab hosted a roundtable event to discuss the results of its AI and Longevity study, which examined the implications of artificial intelligence for older adults and individuals across the lifespan. The event featured participants from the AgeLab’s November 2020 symposium on AI, “Charting the Longevity Economy’s Endless Frontier: How AI Will Enable Us to Live Longer, Better.”

Life Tomorrow Discussion Sessions: AgeLab Researchers Discuss Framing Study around Covid-19 Vaccine Availability

Vaccine hesitancy poses one of the most significant public health obstacles in the fight against COVID-19. In a discussion delivered virtually on June 16, 2021, AgeLab researchers Dr. Lisa D’Ambrosio and Nadja Born described the results of a nationwide survey they conducted in late summer 2020, along with fellow AgeLab researchers Dr. Martina Raue, Samantha Brady, Taylor Patskanick, and Lexi Balmuth.

Dr. Miranda Reiter Describes Race, Gender Implications of Financial Planning in AgeLab's Final Aging and Equity Presentation

In the final installment of the MIT AgeLab’s Aging and Equity virtual presentation series, Dr. Miranda Reiter, Assistant Professor of Financial Planning at Texas Tech University, described the relationship between the financial planning industry and the racial wealth gap, as well as steps the industry could take to help lessen economic racial disparities.

China Wants More Babies - So Do Other Countries

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in LinkedIn about the pressure on various nations to increase their birthrates in response to aging populations.

He notes that the "top ten" best countries to have children - based on various metrics of social equity and human flourishing - all have birthrates below replacement levels, suggesting that "policymakers and planners worldwide may discover that the decision to choose to have one, two, or even three children is about far more than national policy objectives and money alone."

Joe Coughlin Speaks for InvestmentNews Women Advisor Summit

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin discussed his vision of the future of financial advice in a keynote address for the InvestmentNews Women Advisor Summit, an event that helps women financial advisors grow their businesses with panels on the latest practice management strategies, enrich themselves with inspiring keynote sessions, and collaborate and network with like-minded women peers.

Charles Senteio Discusses Research on Health Technology Equity for AgeLab's Aging and Equity Series

The MIT AgeLab hosted a virtual presentation as part of its ongoing speaker series titled Aging and Equity from Charles Senteio, professor of Health Infomatics at Rutgers University and a 2020 – 2021 Martin Luther King visiting professor at MIT. The speaker series aims to amplify researchers, advocates, and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds who are working to understand the realities of historically excluded and underserved communities in the context of aging.

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