Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved

Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Nov. 6, 2018 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: research machine-learning data internet crowdsourcing social-media technology-and-society computer-science-and-technology computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies | MIT News

Cryptographic system could enable “crowdsourced” genomics, with volunteers contributing information to privacy-protected databases.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | May 7, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  privacy  biology  medicine  cryptography  genetics  mathematics  crowdsourcing  health-sciences-and-technology  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  computer-science-and-technology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  school-of-science  school-of-engineering

With The Herman Project, home bakers become citizen scientists | MIT News

Network tracks the evolution of microbial communities in sourdough starter mixtures shared around the world.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | April 12, 2018
~7 mins |

Tags:  civil-and-environmental-engineering  school-of-engineering  undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop  bacteria  evolution  microbes  crowdsourcing

Using friends to fight online harassment | MIT News

CSAIL’s “Squadbox” uses “friendsourcing” to better support targets of cyberbullying.

Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | CSAIL | April 5, 2018
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  social-media  crowdsourcing  technology-and-society  computer-science-and-technology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  school-of-engineering  internet

Crowdsourcing big-data analysis | MIT News

Web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientists.

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office | Oct. 30, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  data  computer-modeling  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  computer-science-and-technology  crowdsourcing  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  laboratory-for-information-and-decision-systems-lids  machine-learning

Mapathon seeks to direct humanitarian aid for Puerto Rico | MIT News

Boston-area volunteers gather at MIT to help identify post-hurricane conditions in the territory

Department of Urban Studies and Planning | Oct. 16, 2017
~3 mins |

Tags:  special-events-and-guest-speakers  disaster-response  natural-disasters  hurricanes  mit-libraries  crowdsourcing  urban-studies-and-planning  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Targeted, crowdsourced aid for Mexican earthquake victims | MIT News

MIT team’s online platform links those who need aid with those who can help. (Este artículo está disponible en español.)

School of Architecture and Planning | Sept. 24, 2017
~5 mins |

Tags:  disaster-response  natural-disasters  latin-america  mexico  earthquakes  urban-studies-and-planning  crowdsourcing  school-of-architecture-and-planning

Scientists make huge dataset of nearby stars available to public | MIT News

Users can search database of 1,600 stars to find signs of new exoplanets.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Feb. 13, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  astronomy  astrophysics  kavli-institute  planetary-science  research  school-of-science  space-astronomy-and-planetary-science  exoplanets  national-science-foundation-nsf  crowdsourcing

Better wisdom from crowds | MIT News

MIT scholars produce new method of harvesting correct answers from groups.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Jan. 25, 2017
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  economics  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  crowdsourcing  social-sciences  behavioral-economics  behavior  sloan-school-of-management  shass  school-of-science

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