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 …
by Dharna Noor...The researchers then partnered with a PhD student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dan Calacci, to build a b…
MIT Sloan School of Management looks at the technology, risks, and possible use cases for artificial intelligence-generated synthetic media
Recognizing individuals under 35 who are already building solutions to create a new world
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These awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in the field.
“In a resilient economy, power and decision-making should be distributed among a diverse set of stakeholders."
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
"Building the New Economy" envisions data co-ops to make it easier for people to control and analyze their own financial and health data.
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
New issues in privacy debate with technology and contact-tracing.
David Shrier talks about how blockchain technology could improve the security and accessibility of information.
Artificial intelligence can create millions of artificial species no one has ever seen.
Tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
MIT Industrial Liaison Program with professors Yossi Sheffi, Alex Pentland, and Andrew Lo to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on business.
The Media Lab community brings creativity, expertise, and research to the pandemic
By Dell Cameron and Dhruv MehrotraAs reporters raced this summer to bring new details of Ring’s law enforcement contracts to…
The 2020 MIT Independent Activities Period (IAP) runs from January 6–January 31.
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
Alum Ben Waber talks about how the spinoff Humanyze has worked to create a culture that supports employees in taking parental leave.
The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.
Essays and testimonies on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency
The Global Financial Crisis was a wasted opportunity to reorganize the world financial ecosystem.
Christian Grothoff and Alex PentlandLibra, the new global payment system which Facebook, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, and other major pla…