banking and finance
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Putting people and intelligent machines in a creative, symbiotic loop
CommunityLM is a research program from MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and MIT Media Lab. We are devoted to developing soci…
Deb Roy, director of the MIT Center for Constructive Communication, discusses his research and how technology can be used for social good.
Advancing human wellbeing by developing new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion
Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation
MIT Center for Constructive Communication
Promoting deeper learning and understanding in human networks
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
Transforming data into knowledge
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 …
Check out our publications in PNAS, a workshop at IJCAI, and pre-print on arXiv. How do you spot a DeepFake? How good are DeepFak…
Identity spans multiple dimensions; however, the relative salience of a dimension of identity can vary markedly from person to person. …
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.
Digital Currency Initiative
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.
Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion
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…
Deep Angel is an artificial intelligence that erases objects from photographs. The algorithm is hosted on http://deepangel.media.mit.e…
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?
New research published in the International Journal of Communication
Civic technology should empower us as citizens. But despite its breadth as a field, civic technology often takes its lead from Silicon Vall…
Ethan Zuckerman speaks at a gathering of Senators and Representatives who came to MIT for an Aspen Institute event in May, 2019.
Essays and testimonies on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency
This is a grassroots challenge to get friends to participate in democracy by making calls to congresspeople in all 50 states. Live phone ca…
Ethan Zuckerman reflects on a year of research with collaborators to determine how the French media landscape differs from that of the US.
Bias by us envisions a future of media diversity by understanding the bias of today.Our work seeks to understand how the US media ecos…
The Electome: Where AI meets political journalismThe Electome project is a machine-driven mapping and analysis of public sphere content and…
An alternative viewing experience for large-scale conversations on Twitter. Each conversation tree visualizes the structure of replies to a…
We’re in a modern Cambrian era, sorting through an explosion of technologies enabled by the Internet.
The reality distortion field is real, and it’s getting better every day.
The morality of preschoolers, trolleys, cookie-eating squirrels, and attempting to define “the consensus” with the Moral Machine Project.
The Storytelling project uses machine-based analytics to identify the qualities of engaging and marketable media. By developing models with…
We investigated the spread of all of the verified news stories–verified as either true or false–distributed on Twitter from 2006 to 2017.Wi…