Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion.
In Scientific American, Dr. Alex Lipton and Media Lab Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland call for the creation of new banking regulations.
GeekWire reports on research that people were less likely to visit socioeconomically different areas while returning to pre-pandemic habits.
Media Lab Professor Alex 'Sandy' Pentland, MIT CSAIL Director Daniela Rus, and Prof. Josh Tenenbaum discuss the future of intelligence.
The 27 finalists will explore the technology’s impact on democracy, education, sustainability, communications, and much more.
Kohler and the MIT Media Lab share the vision of a better future by, with, and for all.We share the belief that remarkable outcomes can be …
MIT Media Lab postdoc Ziv Epstein discusses issues arising from the use of generative AI to make art and other media.
False assumptions about election malfeasance could create a “death spiral” for democracy — but also provide some hope for bipartisan repair.
Mobility-related data show the pandemic has had a lasting effect, limiting the breadth of places people visit in cities.
Public interest tax analyst Don Griswold introduces Tech for Transparency, inspired by Media Lab Professor Alex Pentland's research.
Representatives from the Media Lab participated in discussions on the Earth Data Revolution, Space Economy, Digital Currencies, and more.
A global "AI Bill of Rights" that would help protect fairness, promote accountability, support innovation, and develop ethical guidelines.
Of 25 proposed interventions for democracy tested, one developed by Human Dynamics researchers was among the most effective.
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Integrity Distributed, a project created by Camera Culture PhD student Praneeth Vepakomma and collaborators, won a FT Innovation Award 2022
Human Dynamics group members explore how technical CBDC design choices can be used to make a CBDC inherently resistant to money laundering.
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Hossein Rahnama, a visiting professor at the Media Lab, and Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland explore the new rules of data privacy.
For the paper "Modeling the Co-evolution of Behaviors and Social Relationships Using Mobile Phone Data"
Watch: Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland and Consumer Reports Digital Lab co-hosted a virtual event to discuss an early draft of a Data Rights Protocol.
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
Boston.com reports on research conducted by Human Dynamics head Sandy Pentland, visiting professor Esteban Moro, and collaborators.
Sandy Pentland discusses national digital currencies and trade platforms, and how they could upend today's geopolitical hierarchies.
Congratulations to the team at Media Lab spinoff Ginger, which is merging with Headspace!
Entrepreneurship class MAS.664 launches businesses with a global reach.
Economic segregation isn't just limited to neighborhoods; it's part of the places you visit every day.
Research finds Covid-19-related lockdowns led to a marked reduction in walking in lower-income areas of major metropolises.
Cooperation or Competition: The role of AI in national security and competitiveness
Thibault Schrepel discusses a new paper on roads to improve antitrust law with co-authors from the Human Dynamics group.
An interview with MIT’s Sandy Pentland.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
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These awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in the field.
“In a resilient economy, power and decision-making should be distributed among a diverse set of stakeholders."
Quartz at Work looks at ways that online meetings, with tools like those developed by certain spinoffs, can improve management decisions.
"Building the New Economy" envisions data co-ops to make it easier for people to control and analyze their own financial and health data.
With each major crisis, be it pandemic, war, or major new technology, there has been the need to reinvent our society.
Study cautions against using static org charts during COVID-19 crisis.
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Tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
MIT Industrial Liaison Program with professors Yossi Sheffi, Alex Pentland, and Andrew Lo to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on business.
Human Dynamics head Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland discusses the necessity of social connections.
The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.
Essays and testimonies on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency
The Global Financial Crisis was a wasted opportunity to reorganize the world financial ecosystem.
Christian Grothoff and Alex PentlandLibra, the new global payment system which Facebook, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, and other major pla…
A paper introduces machine behavior: the interdisciplinary study of AI systems as a new class of actors with unique behavioral patterns.