MIT Connection Science Group: Reforming Global Trade, Finance, and Governance

MIT Connection Science Group: Reforming Global Trade, Finance, and Governance

MIT Connection Science, in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance and the Boston Global Forum, is working to bring about a new paradigm in global trade, finance, and governance systems. With tools to securely collect, share, and analyze data, governments and communities can build better systems for health, monetary exchange, economic development, trade, and more. Global…

SSRC Welcomes Prof. Fotini Christia as New Director

SSRC Welcomes Prof. Fotini Christia as New Director

“Fotini’s breadth as a social scientist, on-the-ground approach, use of data science and computational techniques, and application of novel methods to understand how societies are being shaped in diverse areas, made her a natural fit to lead SSRC into the next chapter,” says Daniel Huttenlocher, dean of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. “I’m delighted…

A New Social Contract for the AI Age

A New Social Contract for the AI Age

MIT Professors Sandy Pentland and Nazli Choucri joined global leaders at the AI World Society in September in developing the first ever social contract for the AI age. The effort is designed to foster positive social outcomes from the use of AI and to build an inclusive society across politics, government, economics, business and industry.

New Publication in Nature Offers Suggested Approach to Safely Reopening

New Publication in Nature Offers Suggested Approach to Safely Reopening

A new article published August 5 in Nature Human Behaviour integrates anonymized real-time mobility data with census and demographic data to model COVID-19 transmission in the Boston area. The authors, including Esteban Moro, Visiting Professor in the Media Lab and IDSS, and Professor Sandy Pentland of MIT’s Connection Science Group, found that a period of…

Interview with Gigi Hirsch, MD from Evidera

Interview with Gigi Hirsch, MD from Evidera

NEWDIGS is an exciting and innovative approach to developing solutions for systemwide impediments to biomedical innovation and patient care. The noncompetitive, collaborative environment encourages novel and fresh ideas and interactions to truly move the industry forward in positive ways. Dr. Debra Schaumberg, Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Real-World Evidence at Evidera recently sat down with Dr.…