Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness

Lippman

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. These systems present a diffuse target for attack, can work without a priori societal or technical trust, and can start small and scale versus requiring universal agreement in advance. Our work focuses on specific application areas that generalize, spanning political action and Ultimate Media. We develop non-financial blockchains that externalize trust as a variable, 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.

Society today is shifting its trust from large, central systems to decentralized ones. These systems present a diffuse target for attack, can work without a priori societal or technical trust, and can start small and scale versus requiring universal agreement in advance. Our work focuses on specific application areas that generalize, spanning political action and Ultimate Media. We develop non-financial blockchains that externalize trust as a variable, 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.