Academic Keynote: Collective Learning in Digital Ecosystems

May 23, 2022
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Wong (EDT)

Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, PhD ‘82, MIT Media Lab (@alex_pentland)

How do humans make decisions? It’s been often said that no person is an island. This is something that is more true than ever in our increasingly digital economy, where our interactions with our surrounding social structures have skyrocketed, including people as well as smart machines and algorithms.This talk will examine the impact of these digital ecosystems on our individual traits and behaviors, and how they give rise to panics, fads, and echo chambers.