banking and finance
internet of things
neural interfacing and control
natural language processing
point of care
sports and fitness
Space Exploration Initiative
Looking beyond smart cities
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
Creating scalable technologies that evolve with user inventiveness
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Building intelligent personified technologies that collaborate with people to help them learn, thrive, and flourish.
Enhancing human physical capability
Can machines make us better citizens and conversationalists? Deb Roy thinks so.
Advancing justice in Earth's complex systems using designs enabled by space
Doorley, R.M., Berke, A., Noyman, A., Alonso, L.A., Ribo, J., Arroyo, V., Pons, M. and Larson, K., 2021. Mobility and COVID-19 in Andorra: Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spread. medRxiv.
Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland speaks during a TEDxMIT event about how distributed data technologies can help community social structures.
A database of community conversations in various Boston neighborhoods launches publicly on Monday.
Artificial intelligence is top-of-mind as Governor Baker, President Reif encourage students to “see yourself in STEM.”
Digital Currency Initiative
Andorra and the City Science research group at the MIT Media Lab are taking on the challenge of turning Andorra into an “Internationally ...
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
In a recent lecture, Deb Roy discussed social media, democracy, and the continuing importance of local, in-person conversations.
Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence
Given the cross-border impact of AI and related technologies, what are appropriate and workable governance mechanisms that can operate at...
Thibault Schrepel discusses a new paper on roads to improve antitrust law with co-authors from the Human Dynamics group.
Sparking conversations through artwork and envisioning future values for a spacefaring society
Studying group dynamics in space environments with virtual reality simulations to inform the design of future governance systems
The Space Governance Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of researchers based at the MIT Media Lab with a growing network of...
Alum Leonardo Bonanni, founder of spinoff Sourcemap, testified before the US Senate Committee on Finance in this virtual hearing.
View the main City Science Andorra project profile.Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spreadThe MI...
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Creating technology for social change
www.ajl.orgAn unseen force is rising—helping to determine who is hired, granted a loan, or even how long someone spends in prison. This f...
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
The Honest Crowds project addresses shortcomings of traditional survey techniques in the modern information and big data age. Web survey ...
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these poten...
Recent rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning have raised many questions about the regulatory and governance...
“In a resilient economy, power and decision-making should be distributed among a diverse set of stakeholders."
"Building the New Economy" envisions data co-ops to make it easier for people to control and analyze their own financial and health data.
Let’s Talk Privacy explores how the implementation of privacy and data governance policies might impact a variety of fields.Project Let’s...
The rise of data privacy breaches and a look into policies that address these challenges
MIT Governance Lab and the Institute for Governance Reform work with the government of Sierra Leone to conduct rapid-response surveys.
Let’s jumpstart a new infrastructure for industry, health, learning, and the people.
This work is being continued through The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.The Humanizin...
Proponents say payments with a digital dollar would be faster and easier. Opponents say it would be costly and inefficient.
US elections have become more “unstable,” sometimes swinging in the opposite direction from the greater electorate’s preferences.
The first MIT Computational Law report features an essay by Sandy Pentland, head of the Human Dynamics group.
Moinina David Sengeh, PhD ’16, is trying to bring innovation into “the heart of government.”
Trying to catch up to a rapidly advancing technology, government agencies, industry, and academia are looking for guidance and best pract...
Commending a formidable variety of international change-makers driving digital transformation in government.
Ethan Zuckerman speaks at a gathering of Senators and Representatives who came to MIT for an Aspen Institute event in May, 2019.
Joy Buolamwini has been selected as one of Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40.”
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ...
The Electome: Where AI meets political journalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content a...
LinkedOut aims to define and build solutions to facilitate societal reentry for formerly incarcerated individuals.In collaboration with t...
Rubez Chong writes about the Center for Civic Media’s work with the City of Boston’s Office of Returning Citizens.
What is FindingPlaces?In reaction to the sudden arrival of tens of thousands of refugees in the city of Hamburg (DE) in 2015, the Lord Ma...
Effects of environmental stressors on daily governance, Nick Obradovich, Dustin Tingley, Iyad Rahwan
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Aug 2018, 201803765; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1803765115
On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government foo...
First, climate change was blamed for coastal flooding and wildfires. The links seemed intuitive and the effects observable. But more...
If we are unable to adapt to climate change, it may amplify the marginal gap between citizen need and government assistance.
The Gender Shades project pilots an intersectional approach to inclusive product testing for AI.Algorithmic Bias PersistsGender Shades is...
Frank, M. R., Cebrian, M., Pickard, G., & Rahwan, I. (2017). Validating Bayesian truth serum in large-scale online human experiments. PloS one, 12(5), e0177385.
Timing can be everything when it comes to successfully expanding constitutional rights. Now, a study looking at how constitutions around ...
FiftyNifty.org takes the hassle out of calling your lawmakers.
Q&A: How Twitter explains the 2016 election