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02/19/2017 at 16:55. Facebook
"It's the news about fake news that is fake news." On Benjamin Walker's Theory of Everything podcast, Head of Civic Media Ethan Zuckerman talks about the frustrating misnomer "fake news" and the true threat to facts, the disinformatzia.

Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything | Personally connecting the dots....

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yesterday at 21:10. Facebook
Tinkering about Thinking about Seymour: The Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio on the sound machine activities designed for our recent Seymour Papert symposium.

Tinkering about Thinking about Seymour | The Tinkering Studio

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MIT Media Lab
yesterday at 17:05. Facebook
Harvard's "“de-extinction” team, led by Media Lab affiliate George Church, might be only two years away from developing a woolly mammoth-elephant hybrid embryo. But should they? The Guardian looks at the science as well as the potential implications.

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal

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MIT Media Lab
02/17/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
“I practice science exactly like a woman.” Canan Dagdeviren, head of the new Conformable Decoders group, offers advice to women in STEM.

Canan Dağdeviren: "I practice science exactly like a woman." | U.S....

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MIT Media Lab
02/17/2017 at 18:50. Facebook
Income inequality linked to export “complexity”: MIT News on new research from head of the Macro Connections group César Hidalgo and colleagues, which finds that the diversity of exports as well as the expertise and techological infrastructure required to produce them is a better indicator of a country's economic equality.

Income inequality linked to export “complexity”

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MIT Media Lab
02/17/2017 at 16:22. Facebook
Take the #FiftyNifty challenge: Use the app to call your reps and senators and tell them what you think, then invite your friends to join the network and win points!

Fifty Nifty

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MIT Media Lab
02/16/2017 at 21:35. Facebook
In Tech Review, alum Ben Vigoda explains how his new spinoff Gamalon's tech lets machines learn to recognize concepts in images or text using probabilistic programming, making it easier and more efficient for researchers and practitioners to use.

AI software writes, and rewrites, its own code, getting smarter as it does

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MIT Media Lab
02/16/2017 at 20:32. Facebook
The video from yesterday's #MLTalks on education, technology, and equity with Philipp Schmidt, Nichole Pinkard, and Deb Roy is up!

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MIT Media Lab
02/16/2017 at 16:17. Facebook
Authoritarian and democratic data science in an experimenting society: Today at 5pm, join Civic Media student Nathan Matias for a talk about the history and future of democratic social experimentation.

Authoritarian and Democratic Data Science in an Experimenting Society

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MIT Media Lab
02/15/2017 at 20:04. Facebook
Philipp Schmidt, Nichole Pinkard, and Deb Roy discuss the problems and opportunities technology in creating a more equitable learning ecosystem.
MIT Media Lab
02/15/2017 at 19:10. Facebook
#MLTalks: Education. Technology. Equity., with Philip Schmidt in conversation with Deb Roy and Nichole Pinkard, starts at 3pm! [ Mitsha.re Link ]

MLTalks: Education. Technology. Equity. – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/15/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
Calling your senators and representatives is the most effective way to voice an opinion and influence their decision-making, but it can be intimidating and takes time and effort. The FiftyNifty app, new from the Viral Communications group, aims to make calling reps easier and more rewarding by creating a network of callers who win points for making calls and adding participants.

The FiftyNifty challenge – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/15/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
#MITBlockParty tomorrow night!
Start the spring semester with an evening of art, conversation, and community at the first-ever Building 7 Block Party and gallery walk. From 5–7 pm, the four galleries located in Building 7 will host simultaneous openings with food and prizes.

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MIT Media Lab
02/14/2017 at 21:40. Facebook
Alum Ben Vigoda talks to WIRED about Gamalon, his new spinoff that uses probabilistic programming to develop AI tools that can translate from one language to another, using smaller amounts of data than neural networks.

AI’s Factions Get Feisty. But Really, They’re All on the Same Team

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MIT Media Lab
02/14/2017 at 18:25. Facebook
The future of work: Joi Ito on job displacement and opportunity in the age of AI on the Financial Times' Tech Tonic podcast.

The future of work

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MIT Media Lab
02/14/2017 at 16:20. Facebook
#MLTalks: Education. Technology. Equity. Join us at the Lab or via livestream on 2/15 at 3pm!

MLTalks: Education. Technology. Equity. – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/14/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
In this week's Meet the Labbers, Affective Computing student Kristy Johnson talks about the unusual path that led her to the Lab and finding a home among the misfits.

Meet the Labbers: Kristy Johnson – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/13/2017 at 21:20. Facebook
Education. Technology. Equity. On 2/15 at 3pm, Philipp Schmidt, Nichole Pinkard, and Deb Roy discuss the problems and opportunities technology offers in creating a more equitable learning ecosystem. #MLTalks

MLTalks: Education. Technology. Equity. – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/13/2017 at 18:05. Facebook
They’re having fun…but are they learning? Labber Anneli Hershman on the problem of measuring the learning outcomes of play.

They’re having fun… but are they learning? – MIT Media Lab

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MIT Media Lab
02/13/2017 at 15:35. Facebook
"We cannot stop what we are doing and get distracted." MIT President Rafael Reif talks to the LA Times about the impact of the early days of the Trump administration at MIT.

Here’s what the president of MIT thinks of the Trump administration’s...

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