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Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
President Reif and faculty members welcome the Class of 2026 to MIT.
In Wired, Deb Roy, director of the MIT CCC, and postdoc Nabeel Gillani make the case for "you-are-here" maps for the internet.
Deb Roy talks to McKinsey about the many ways audience, voice, and medium combine to create compelling stories.
Can machines make us better citizens and conversationalists? Deb Roy thinks so.
A new model shows that the more polarized and hyperconnected a social network is, the more likely misinformation will spread.
In a recent lecture, Deb Roy discussed social media, democracy, and the continuing importance of local, in-person conversations.
Deb Roy talks to Amina Asim about the ways misinformation spreads on social media and what kinds of damage it can cause.
May 27, 2021
The Commission's members are drawn from government, research and academia, civil society, public service, and private industry.
Language analysis reveals possible reinforcement of race- and income-based achievement gap.
Two dozen experts, including Deb Roy, offer bold ideas for a new administration in a fractious era.
The cross-campus effort will design human-machine systems that improve communication across divides.
Deb Roy talks to Delaware Public Media about social media, the spread of misinformation, trolling and abuse, content moderation, and more.
E14 Venture Summit celebrates the diversity of spinoff companies from the Media Lab.
McKinsey & Co. and LSM ask: Can we understand, and even predict, the relationship between video story content and audience consumption?
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
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The spread of misinformation on social media is an alarming phenomenon that scientists have yet to fully understand. While the data show th…
An AI algorithm can predict which parts of a film will generate the greatest emotional responses in audiences.
Helping readers slow down, ask questions, and find reasoned opposing views may foster civil discourse online
New research can predict how plots, images, and music affect your emotions while watching a movie.
Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.
Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ready to write the next blockbuster movie, but a team of AI researchers from the Massachusetts…
At EmTech 2017, Deb Roy discusses how insights gained from big data and machine learning can help us monitor the social impact of new techn…
Education, Technology, Equity: Nichole Pinkard and Deb Roy in conversation with J. Philipp Schmidt.
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