learning + teaching
neural interfacing and control
banking and finance
natural language processing
internet of things
sports and fitness
Invent new tangible and embodied interactions that inspire and engage people
Designing tools, methods and systems that connect rather than divide us to create a healthier society
Future Worlds | Design and action for the future we want to live in
People and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
Cultivating Creativity | Catalyzing a global movement enabling everyone to unlock
and unleash their individual and collective creativity
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks
Connected Mind + Body | Revolutionizing the future of mental and physical wellbeing
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
Decentralized Society | Architecting the new internet for the good of the people
Life with AI | Designing the future of smart systems to improve the human experience
In Scientific American, Dr. Alex Lipton and Media Lab Professor Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland call for the creation of new banking regulations.
McKinsey & Co. and LSM ask: Can we understand, and even predict, the relationship between video story content and audience consumption?
CommunityLM is a research program from MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and MIT Media Lab. We are devoted to developing soci…
Identity spans multiple dimensions; however, the relative salience of a dimension of identity can vary markedly from person to person. …
On BBC’s The Forum, host Iszi Lawrence tries a tool developed by Media Lab researchers that tests users' ability to detect deepfakes.
Former Media Lab Professor Ethan Zuckerman speaks with The New York Times about the future of social media.
Digital Currency Initiative
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
Global participation in MIT RAISE’s free K-12 program more than doubles in its second year.
Participate in the experiment at https://detectfakes.media.mit.eduCheck out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-pri…
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit.e…
Newly published research shows that a focus on sharing can make it harder for social media users to tell whether content is accurate.
An MIT-led study reveals a core tension between the impulse to share news and to think about whether it is true.
Transforming data into knowledge
Discussion on fact-checking and deepfake detection at the Election Misinformation Symposium 2022.
Critics, practitioners, and researchers like Human Dynamics PhD student Ziv Epstein talk about AI-generated art..
Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
Affective Computing PhD student Matt Groh and other experts offer a few recommendations to help people recognize falsehoods online.
Reimagining human cooperation in the age of social media and artificial intelligence
Creating technology for social change
Citizens and journalists are increasingly choosing to live stream civic events. But live streams are currently hard to find and lack in-dep…
Your social media. Your rules.Gobo is an experiment, not a startup. We’re building it to change the conversation on social media and imagin…
Media Cloud is a platform for studying media ecosystems. By tracking millions of stories published online, the system allows researchers to…
Thousands of children participate in MIT-developed artificial intelligence curriculum.
Animated GIFs are widely used on the Internet to express emotions, but automatic analysis of their content is largely …
Digital literacy helps people identify misinformation — but it doesn’t necessarily stop them from spreading it.
A new model shows that the more polarized and hyperconnected a social network is, the more likely misinformation will spread.
Social Mirror is a web application that helps Twitter users interactively explore the politically active parts of their social network. Wo…
But research shows online polarization isn’t as clear-cut as people think.
In a recent lecture, Deb Roy discussed social media, democracy, and the continuing importance of local, in-person conversations.
The CivilServant project supports online communities to run their own experiments on the effects of moderation practices on antisocial beha…
Deb Roy talks to Amina Asim about the ways misinformation spreads on social media and what kinds of damage it can cause.
Americans who share fake news on social media might not lack media literacy skills. Chances are they don’t stop to check accuracy.
New research shows that subtly nudging people to think about accuracy increases the quality of the news they share
In recent years, there has been a great deal of concern about the proliferation of false and misleading news on social media . Academi…
Study: On social media, most people do care about accurate news but need reminders not to spread misinformation.
CIS research affiliate describes his goals in creating a webinar series exploring sustainable development in Africa.
Deb Roy talks to Delaware Public Media about social media, the spread of misinformation, trolling and abuse, content moderation, and more.
Donald Trump and the coronavirus are all-consuming topics. What will happen to the rest of the world’s issues?
Grounded in science, #BeatTheVirus aims to raise awareness of the behaviors we all must adopt to collectively defeat COVID-19.Thi…
For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people try to innovate ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotion …
The Honest Crowds project addresses shortcomings of traditional survey techniques in the modern information and big data age. Web survey pl…
Emotional content is an important part of language. There are many use cases now showing that natural language processing is becoming an in…
Climate change is going to alter the environments that we depend on in myriad ways. We're using data to identify and quantify these potenti…
We present Norman, world's first psychopath AI. Norman was inspired by the fact that the data used to teach a machine learning algorithm ca…
The Moral Machine is a platform for gathering a human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving car…
There are over one million registered charities in the United States alone, and many more worldwide. How do you choose among them? MyG…
Project website: shelley.ai Human-AI collaborated stories: stories.shelley.ai Follow @shelley_ai to collaborate wi…
Leveraging sneaker culture to influence civic engagement. Marginalized groups have influence on digital platforms but are often unhear…
How Fresh Is Your Feed? Social media promises to show you what's happening right now. We checked. It isn’t.
Ethan Zuckerman and other experts contextualize the real risks of the mobile internet.
DCI head Neha Narula offers perspective on the draw of decentralization.
What would social media look like if it served the public interest?