The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

Taking a lice-grade comb to press coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign can feel a little like relitigating, but in light of recent news about President Donald Trump, consider this article: “It Really Doesn’t Matter if Hillary Clinton Is...
How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied. Based on insights from Noshir Contractor and Duncan Watts Researchers commonly distinguish between “basic” and “applied” science. Basic science is driven...
Recommendation algorithms on social media may be discriminating

Recommendation algorithms on social media may be discriminating

BGR The research found that old gender and racial biases persist on today’s social media A group of researchers have found that recommendation algorithms on social media platforms may discriminate on the basis of gender, age and race. According to researchers...
The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse was Predicted in 2007

The Cambridge Analytica Data Apocalypse was Predicted in 2007

IN THE EARLY 2000s, Alex Pentland was running the wearable computing group at the MIT Media Lab—the place where the ideas behind augmented reality and Fitbit-style fitness trackers got their start. Back then, it was still mostly folks wearing computers in satchels and...