Sandy Pentland @ MIT Museum

April 10, 2014


MIT Museum


When big data meets social science: social physics, collective intelligence, and more!
From Google to the NSA, personal information has become the currency of our era. When big data meets social science, a new understanding of human society emerges which radically changes how we make decisions and respond to global challenges. Big data-driven research such as social physics and “crowdsourcing” collective intelligence offer the promise of better policy decisions. But is the cost too high? How can we leverage the enormous opportunities available through big data, while still protecting individual privacy?
Join Yaneer Bar-Yam of the New England Complex Systems Institute in discussion with Sandy Pentland of the MIT Media Lab about the convergence of big data with social science.

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