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Understanding Human Network Behavior: Ideas for reforming social media

Monday 19 July 2021, 2.00PM

Recent large-scale experiments have given us quantitative models of human decision making that allow predictive modeling of crowd behavior across many situations. These models suggest ways of reforming social media that go beyond suppression of fake news and bots, and have proven track records in other digital platforms. Two innovations in particular appear to be critical: unique, reliable identity, and use-specific reputation mechanisms.

About the speaker: 

Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Toshiba Professor at MIT and one of the most-cited computational scientists in the world and entrepreneur, will be delivering the 2021 Sabine Krolak-Schwerdt lecture. Sabine was the founding President of the European Association for Data Science, until she passed away in late 2017.

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