A recent Wall St. Journal article provides more evidence that removing ambiguous engagement signals like comments and shares from civic algorithms can…
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Musk's declared objective function for Twitter is likely to approximate time spent. Optimizing for highly valuable experiences would be a better path…
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December 2022

Social media is out of balance. The Twitter Files show that content moderation really is a dead end and we need to shift the conversation toward design…

November 2022

Today's post is wonky, but algorithmic transparency laws have passed in the EU and are in progress in the US and UK, and we need to make laws…
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October 2022

...and therefore social science input will be sorely needed. In addition to this article, please keep scrolling for an exciting event invitation, as…
Important work is done by moderation, but it cannot solve broader issues with technology. Subjective Measurement, Designing for Well-Being, …
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September 2022

I'm joining the Psychology of Technology Institute & USC's Neely Center to help address specific "root level" issues with technology platforms by…

January 2021

The first week of 2021 has proved a humbling reminder that the forces that shaped 2020 were not interrupted by the changing calendar. On January 6th…

December 2020

We are thrilled to feature an interview with David De Cremer, Provost Chair and Professor of Management and Organizations at the National University of…
DeepMind recently announced an historic advance toward solving the so-called “protein folding problem,” a longstanding and consequential challenge in…

November 2020

Pope Francis recently devoted his monthly prayer intention to the safe and beneficial development of artificial intelligence. Though the prayer was…

October 2020

We’re thrilled to present an interview with William Brady, a computational social psychologist and NSF postdoctoral fellow in the psychology department…