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Silvia Saccardo: Behavioral Economics, Ethics and Self-Deception

LocationMIT Media Lab, E14-493 DescriptionUnethical behavior such as corruption or dishonesty is widespread and comes with efficiency and...

Monday
December 14, 2015
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Behavioral Economics

The standard model of of human behavior is a model of rational actors. This model is widely accepted by individuals, policy makers, and b...

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Arbitrary Coherence in Behavioral Economics

Economic theories of valuation generally assume that prices of commodities and assets are derived from underlying "fundamental" values. F...

Publication

Deception, Secrets, Children, and Robots: What’s Acceptable?

Kory Westlund, J., & Breazeal, C. (2015). Deception, Secrets, Children, and Robots: What’s Acceptable? Workshop on The Emerging Policy and Ethics of Human-Robot Interaction, held in conjunction with the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction.

Article

Sohan Dsouza discusses ethics and self-driving vehicles

Sohan Dsouza speaks on the topic of moral machines.

Article

Elegant chemistry, a humane view of robots, and refugee economics: Books in brief

Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks, including Kate Darling's latest book.

Publication

Predicting students' happiness from physiology phone mobility and behavioral data

Jaques, N., Taylor, S., Azaria, A., Ghandeharioun, A., Sano, A., and Picard, R. "Predicting students' happiness from physiology, phone, mobility, and behavioral data" In Proc. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Xi'an, China, September 2015.

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Physiological and behavioral profiling for nociceptive pain estimation using personalized multitask learning

Lopez-Martinez, D., Rudovic, O., Picard, R. "Physiological and behavioral profiling for nociceptive pain estimation using personalized multitask learning," NIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Healthcare, Long Beach, CA, December 2017.

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Bots as Virtual Confederates: Design and Ethics

Peter Krafft, Michael Macy, Sandy Pentland. (2017). Bots as Virtual Confederates: Design and Ethics. The 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).

Article

‘Living’ space as the newest frontier: MIT’s Ariel Ekblaw to focus on self-assembling space architecture and habitats in CLS

Ariel Ekblaw spoke at the Chautauqua Institution about her novel space architecture ideas and a call for more dialogue on space ethics.

Group

Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

The development, application, and capabilities of AI-based systems are evolving rapidly, leaving largely unanswered a broad range of impo...

Person

Sohan Dsouza

Research Assistant

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Ethics and Empathy Learning

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.This initiative is desig...

Project

Gene Editing and Biomedical Ethics

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.The initiative, working ...

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AI Ethics and Governance

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.This project will suppor...

Series

The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence

June 19, 2018
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Predicting students' wellbeing from physiology, phone, mobility, and behavioral data

The goal of this project is to apply machine learning methods to model the wellbeing of MIT undergraduate students. Extensive data is obt...

Publication

Identifying objective physiological markers and modifiable behaviors for self-reported stress and mental health status using wearable sensor

Sano, A., Taylor, S., McHill, A. W., Phillips, A. J. K., Barger, L. K., Klerman, E., and Picard, R., "Identifying objective physiological markers and modifiable behaviors for self-reported stress and mental health status using wearable sensors and Mobile Phones: Observational Study," Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2018;20(6):e210

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Machine Learning of Sleep and Wake Behaviors to Classify Self-Reported Evening Mood

Taylor S, Jaques N, Sano A, Azaria A, Ghandeharioun A, Picard R. "Machine Learning of Sleep and Wake Behaviors to Classify Self-Reported Evening Mood," Sleep2016, June 2016

Article

Self-driving car dilemmas reveal that moral choices are not universal

Survey maps global variations in ethics for programming autonomous vehicles

Publication

Intelligent Mobile Wearable and Ambient Technologies for Behavioral Health Care

Luxton, D.D., June D. J., Akane Sano, Timothy Bickmore. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-420248-1.00006-4

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Ethics, Empathy and Extended Intelligence

Invited talk at AAAI/ AIES

Saturday
February 3, 2018
4:00pm — 5:00pm ET
Publication

Reusing a Robot's Behavioral Mechanisms to Model and Manipulate Human Mental States

Gray, J. "Reusing a Robot's Behavioral Mechanisms to Model and Manipulate Human Mental States"

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Creative AI: A curriculum around creativity, generative AI, and ethics

As the presence of artificial intelligence expands significantly in children’s lives of learning and play, it is critical that students l...

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Friendship Reciprocity and Behavioral Change

When we analyzed self-reported relationship surveys from several experiments around the world (from human subjects, not hobbits!), we fou...

Group

Ethics

This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.The mission of the Media Lab’...

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Danielle Wood, Katlyn Turner, and Catherine D'Ignazio on "State of AI Ethics" Panel

Danielle Wood, Katlyn Turner, Catherine D'Ignazio discuss "Abuse and Misogynoir Playbook" at State of AI Ethics Panel.

Wednesday
March 24, 2021
12:00pm — 1:30pm ET
Publication

Constructionism, Ethics, and Creativity: Developing Primary and Middle School Artificial Intelligence Education

Ali, S., Williams, R., Payne B., Park H., Breazeal C. (2019) Constructionism, Ethics, and Creativity: Developing Primary and Middle School Artificial Intelligence Education. Presented in the International Workshop on Education in Artificiation Intelligence K-12 (EDUAI ’19). Palo Alto, CA, USA. Proceedings of IJCAI 2019.

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Optogenetically Induced Behavioral and Functional Network Changes in Primates

Gerits, A., Farivar, R., Rosen, B. R., Wald, L. L., Boyden, E. S., Vanduffel, W. (2012) Optogenetically Induced Behavioral and Functional Network Changes in Primates, Current Biology 22(18):1722-6.

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AMA, an Application for Annotation, Monitoring, and Analysis of Behavioral Activity

Hernandez, J., Sano, A., Goodwin, M. S., Picard, R. W. "AMA, an application for Annotation, Monitoring, and Analysis of behavioral activity"; in the Extended Abstract of IMFAR 2012, Toronto, Canada, May 17-19, 2012.

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Probabilistic Latent Variable Modeling for Assessing Behavioral Influences on Well-Being

Nosakhare, E., Picard, R. W. Probabilistic Latent Variable Modeling for Assessing Behavioral Influences on Well-Being," ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD ’19), August 4–8, 2019, Anchorage, AK, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/3292500.3330738

Person

Marco Tempest

Director's Fellows Program Alumnus

Publication

Teacher Perspectives on How to Train Your Robot, A Middle School AI and Ethics Curriculum

Williams, R., Kaputsos, S.P., Breazeal, C. Teacher Perspectives on How to Train Your Robot, A Middle School AI and Ethics Curriculum. Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Education Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI ’21). 2021.

Article

"Psychological roadblocks" for self-driving cars

Iyad Rahwan on the trust gap between people and autonomous vehicles.

Video

Ethics and Governance of AI | Class 6: April 10, 2018

June 20, 2018
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The Role of Reciprocity and Directionality of Friendship Ties in Promoting Behavioral Change

Almaatouq, A., Radaelli, L., Pentland, A. and Shmueli, E., 2016 The Role of Reciprocity and Directionality of Friendship Ties in Promoting Behavioral Change Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling, pp.33-41

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How to Train Your Robot: A Middle School AI and Ethics Curriculum

Williams, R., & Breazeal, C. (2020). How to Train Your Robot: A Middle School AI and Ethics Curriculum. . Presented in the International Workshop on Education in Artificial Intelligence K-12 (EDUAI ’20).

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Thesis Defense: Reusing A Robot's Behavioral Mechanisms to Model and Manipulate Human Mental States

LocationWiesner Room, 2nd Floor, MIT Media Lab DescriptionFrom an early age, humans are able to use intentions and beliefs to understand ...

Thursday
April 22, 2010
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Danielle Wood Speaks at Harvard Business School Course on the Economics of Space

Danielle Wood will speak at Harvard Business School's first-ever course on the business of space.

Thursday
January 21, 2021
1:15pm ET
Event

Spaces in Space: Optimizing behavioral health and cognitive performance in confined environments

SPACE² WORKSHOPVisit event page here!The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) and the MIT Media Lab Space Exploratio...

Wednesday — Thursday
February 6, 2019 —
February 7, 2019
Article

A study on driverless-car ethics offers a troubling look into our values

Scientists seek to learn the decisions human drivers make in collision situations to help predict how autonomous vehicles should respond.

Article

Berkman Klein Center's Ethics and Governance of AI Resources

FAQ, videos, and additional information about the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, which will support interdis...

Article

Ethics and Governance AI Fund funnels $7.6M to Harvard, MIT and independent research efforts

A $27 million fund aimed at applying artificial intelligence to the public interest has announced the first targets for its beneficence: ...

Article

MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance

Fund establishes a global initiative to advance artificial intelligence research for the public good.

Publication

Assessing Behavioral and Computational Approaches to Naturalistic Action Segmentation

Meredith Meyer, Philip DeCamp, Bridgette Hard, Dare Baldwin, Deb Roy

Article

This MIT app makes self-care as addictive as a video game

Collect cute monsters and make your brain feel better.

Publication

Probabilistic Latent Variable Modeling for Predicting Future Well-Being and Assessing Behavioral Influences on Mood, Stress and Health

Nosakhare, E. "Probabilistic Latent Variable Modeling for Predicting Future Well-Being and Assessing Behavioral Influences on Mood, Stress and Health", MIT PhD Thesis, September 2018

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eRationality

In the eRationality group we study how people behave and make day-to-day decisions, particularly in electronic environments. We investiga...

Article

Inside the R&D of AI ethics

Jonathan Zittrain discusses the Assembly program at the Media Lab and Berkman Klein Center.

Publication

Sensor-driven automatic feedback on mobile devices for improving behavioral measurement and intervention: Design experiences from two pilot

Stephen Intille, F. Albinali, Selene Mota, A.D. Nguyen, Y. Han, W.L. Haskell

Article

Why it’s time to start talking about blockchain ethics

Blockchain technology is changing the nature of money and organizations. We should probably start pondering the potential consequences.

Publication

Self-deStaining Textiles: Designing Interactive Systems with Fabric, Stains, and Light

Fiona Bell*, Alice Hong*, Andreea Danielescu, Aditi Maheshwari, Ben Greenspan, Hiroshi Ishii, Laura Devendorf, and Mirela Alistar. 2021. SelfdeStaining Textiles: Designing Interactive Systems with Fabric, Stains and Light. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 12 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3411764.3445155

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Sasha Costanza-Chock named to Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Hall of Fame

The list is curated by the Women in AI Ethics™ Collective.

Publication

Reversed urbanism: Inferring urban performance through behavioral patterns in temporal telecom data

Noyman, A., Doorley, R., Xiong, Z., Alonso, L., Grignard, A. and Larson, K., 2019. Reversed urbanism: Inferring urban performance through behavioral patterns in temporal telecom data. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(8), pp.1480-1498.

Person

David Anderton-Yang

Research Assistant

Project

Behavioral Indications of Depression Severity

In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, we are conducting a clinical trial exploring objective methods for assessing depres...

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AI + Ethics Curriculum for Middle School

How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US chi...