Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness

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Andy Lippman

Lippman

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. Ironically, what appears as individual or social is often hosted on large platforms whose goals are not necessarily consonant with those of the users. Our work focuses on specific application areas that help build a shared information substrate from which people can form opinions and organize civic activities, from political campaigns to neighborhood action. We invent personal devices that contain your data and the rules for its use, video analysis based on machine learning to understand the subcarriers of information in our news and bottom-up civic mobilization tools that are locally and culturally responsive. Two new areas are emerging: machine-learning based technique to modify newscasts to promote reflection instead of reaction, and systems to go transform tele-productivity into telecreativity.

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. Ironically, what appears as individual or social is often hosted on large platforms whose goals are not necessarily consonant with those of the users. Our work focuses on specific application areas that help build a shared information substrate from which people can form opinions and organize civic activities, from political campaigns to neighborhood action. We invent personal devices that contain your data and the rules for its use, video analysis based on machine learning to understand the subcarriers of information in our news and bottom-up civic mobilization tools that are locally and culturally responsive. Two new areas are emerging: machine-learning based technique to modify newscasts to promote reflection instead of reaction, and systems to go transform tele-productivity into telecreativity.