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Transforming data into knowledge
Looking beyond smart cities
For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people have innovated ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotion...
City Science researchers are developing a slew of tangible and digital platforms dedicated to solving spatial design and urban planning c...
Tangible interactive matrix for real-time computation and 3D projection mappingThe Tactile Matrix, or Tangible Interactive Matrix (TIM), ...
Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
The mismatch between the supply of graduates’ skills and the needs of the labor market has become increasingly obvious and problematic ov...
Events are able to trigger our remembers and make us go deeper in our memories. When the event affects a group of people, we can say that...
SPRING is a custom-built hardware and software platform for children with neuro-differences. The system automates data acquisition, optim...
Developed by Ira Winder with the MIT Centre for Transportation and Logistics, the model seeks to use real population data and create a si...
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
Jin Joo Lee. Modeling the Dynamics of Nonverbal Behavior on Interpersonal Trust for Human-Robot Interactions. Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011.
Machine learning model outperforms human judgement!
Jin Joo Lee. A Bayesian Theory of Mind Approach to Nonverbal Communication for Human-Robot Interactions.
PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Realtime detection of social cues in children’s voices!
Collecting real world data to understand social interactions!
CityMatrix is an urban decision support system augmented by artificial intelligence.
Tan, Flora. Algorithmically Supported Moderation in Children’s Online Communities. Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017.
Aalto University, Finland, and the MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative are co-developing a version of the MIT CityScope platform for ...
A platform for users to dynamically generate unique atlases of publicly available data based on their movement in the city.
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an ...
The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems ...
What if we could look at the entire history of humanity at once? Pantheon aims to create a data-driven view of history by collecting...
Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better
OpenAg is committed to changing the way the world thinks about farming and food—and we need your help! As an open source project, we beli...
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Understanding and empowering human networks
An interface for smashing filter bubbles, Panorama is built to allow open, transparent, and collaborative exploration of news from a...
Creating technology for social change
Scratch Memories is a dynamically generated, personalized web-based visualization that celebrates a Scratcher’s journey by highlighting t...
Reimagining the way society organizes, cooperates, and governs itself
News organizations these days are spending a lot of time and energy making sure that data plays a central role in their newsrooms. But fe...
Understanding sarcasm could help AI fight racism, abuse, and harassment.
Digital single market conference on the free movement of data (see Professor Alex "Sandy" Pentland from minute 36)The priorities of the E...
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving c...
BayesDB is open-source AI software that lets any programmer answer data analysis questions in seconds or minutes with a level of rigor th...
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial be...
FiftyNifty.org takes the hassle out of calling your lawmakers.
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) has named the 17 members of its newly established Board.
Invisible Ink is a certified mail application that demonstrates the utility of the blockchain for maintaining a public ledger of transact...
Ethos is a decentralized, Bitcoin-like network for storing and sharing valuable information. We provide transparency, control, and owners...
New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices.
Early literacy plays an important role in a child's future. However, the reality is that over 57 million children have no access to a sch...
Creating “swappable identities” for a bot, allowing a user to pose questions to an assortment of AI personae.
The Andorra Living Lab project combines different research topics (Tourism, Innovation, Energy & Environment, Mobility, Dynamic urban...
Have you ever wondered what would a friend do if she was in your decision-making situation? Or thought about where a family member might ...
A visiting scientist from NHK, Takahito Ito joined the Lab as a company member and left as a crew member.
A collaboration to set up a "City Science Lab" to focus on the development of "smart" city infrastructure and autonomous vehicles.
Growth in leisure travel has become increasingly signicant economically, socially, and environmentally. However, flexible but uncoordina...
Earlier studies proved that behavior is highly shaped and constrained by one's social networks, and demonstrated ways in which individual...
The well-known "small-world" phenomenon indicates that an individual can be connected with any other in the world through a limited numbe...
The Electome: Where AI Meets Political JournalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content a...
This project aims to show a different picture of the data behind the news, looking at how we analyze, represent, and interact with it.&nb...
You Are Here is an experiment in microurbanism. In this project, we are creating 100 maps each of 100 different cities. Each map gives a...
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ...
DIVE is a new data exploration platform that enables users to build rich stories from any dataset using just a few clicks. By combi...
The current interface of emails is designed around time and messages, pushing people to focus on what is more recent rather than importan...
Content and curriculum lie at the heart of every educational system, learning environment, and learning technology. Yet the infrastructur...