Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion.
Robert Mahari, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, and other experts talk to Inside Higher Ed about copyright & generative AI tools.
In Scientific American, Dr. Alex Lipton and Media Lab Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland call for the creation of new banking regulations.
GeekWire reports on research that people were less likely to visit socioeconomically different areas while returning to pre-pandemic habits.
Media Lab Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, MIT CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, and Prof. Josh Tenenbaum discuss the future of intelligence.
Postdoc Ziv Epstein, PhD student Robert Mahari, & Harvard Law lecturer Jessica Fjeld consider the issues of generative AI and copyright law.
Media Lab PhD student Isabella Loaiza is building data-driven tools to help people all over the world navigate the future of work.
In a new study, researchers from MIT and other universities show that personal mobility during the Covid-19 pandemic hasn't fully recovered.
Ziv Epstein, a researcher in the Human Dynamics group, discusses the relationship between humans and AI and where it could be headed.
Lawsuits over the development and use of AI tools can have huge implications on the creative process and intellectual property ownership.
Researchers from the Media Lab and collaborators begin their second trip to Svalbard, a remote land of wind, ice, and beauty.
MIT Media Lab postdoc Ziv Epstein discusses issues arising from the use of generative AI to make art and other media.
False assumptions about election malfeasance could create a “death spiral” for democracy — but also provide some hope for bipartisan repair.
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Mobility-related data show the pandemic has had a lasting effect, limiting the breadth of places people visit in cities.
Newly published research shows that a focus on sharing can make it harder for social media users to tell whether content is accurate.
An MIT-led study reveals a core tension between the impulse to share news and to think about whether it is true.
A tool developed in collaboration with nonprofit worker groups, allowing app-based delivery workers to track and share aggregate pay data.
Does using text-to-image models like Stable Diffusion in the creative process affect what people make in the physical world?
Fourteen student teams presented proto-ventures during Demo Day 2022, an event related to an academic course taught at the MIT Media Lab.
Public interest tax analyst Don Griswold introduces Tech for Transparency, inspired by Media Lab Professor Alex Pentland's research.
Representatives from the Media Lab participated in discussions on the Earth Data Revolution, Space Economy, Digital Currencies, and more.
A global "AI Bill of Rights" that would help protect fairness, promote accountability, support innovation, and develop ethical guidelines.
Of 25 proposed interventions for democracy tested, one developed by Human Dynamics researchers was among the most effective.
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Critics, practitioners, and researchers like Human Dynamics PhD student Ziv Epstein talk about AI-generated art..
Human Dynamics group members explore how technical CBDC design choices can be used to make a CBDC inherently resistant to money laundering.
Ziv Epstein talks about his latest research project, which will attempt to "map the networks of cooperation and serendipity at Burning Man."
Dan Calacci, a PhD student in the Human Dynamics group, talks about one of his projects that centers around the gig economy.
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New research shows that detecting digital fakes generated by machine learning might be a job best done with humans still in the loop.
Hossein Rahnama, a visiting professor at the Media Lab, and Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland explore the new rules of data privacy.
For the paper "Modeling the Co-evolution of Behaviors and Social Relationships Using Mobile Phone Data"
Digital literacy helps people identify misinformation — but it doesn’t necessarily stop them from spreading it.
Lynn Cameron highlights Human Dynamics student Tobin South and his path from the University of Adelaide to the Media Lab.
Leaders often have to decide whether to delegate projects to individuals or a group. According to a new study, it should depend on the task.
An evolving list of IAP activities hosted by members of the Media Lab community in collaboration with other departments.
Watch: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Consumer Reports Digital Lab co-hosted a virtual event to discuss an early draft of a Data Rights Protocol.
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
Secure AI Labs, founded by alumna Anne Kim and MIT Professor Manolis Kellis, anonymizes data for AI researchers.
The transaction-based communications system ensures robot teams achieve their goal even if some robots are hacked.
Boston.com reports on research conducted by Human Dynamics head Sandy Pentland, visiting professor Esteban Moro, and collaborators.
By leveraging algorithms and unorthodox data sources, an MIT researcher has made Valencia a Covid-19 data pioneer
Sandy Pentland discusses national digital currencies and trade platforms, and how they could upend today's geopolitical hierarchies.
Congratulations to the team at Media Lab spinoff Ginger, which is merging with Headspace!
Dr. Oliver co-led team VALENCIA IA4COVID19’s Grand Prize-winning entry to the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge.
Entrepreneurship class MAS.664 launches businesses with a global reach.
Economic segregation isn't just limited to neighborhoods; it's part of the places you visit every day.
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Cooperation or Competition: The role of AI in national security and competitiveness
If Apple is effectively shutting down some data revenue streams, it is also opening up new ones – and not merely for Apple itself.
Thibault Schrepel discusses a new paper on roads to improve antitrust law with co-authors from the Human Dynamics group.
Americans who share fake news on social media might not lack media literacy skills. Chances are they don’t stop to check accuracy.
New research shows that subtly nudging people to think about accuracy increases the quality of the news they share
Study: On social media, most people do care about accurate news but need reminders not to spread misinformation.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
Chazz Sims, former researcher in Human Dynamics and founder of Media Lab spinoff Wise Systems, is chosen as an honoree for 2021.
After collecting the largest dataset of corporate surveillance in the U.S., consisting of every Amazon Ring camera that has posted to the R…
As a pilot project to develop new data pooling and analysis tools, we created a texting service that gig economy workers could use to pool …