Deb Roy

Deb Roy is a tenured professor at MIT and was Chief Scientist Media or Twitter . A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Roy RECEIVED his PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT. [1] He directed the Cognitive Machines group [2] and now directs the Laboratory for Social Machines [3] at the MIT Media Lab where he conducts research on language, games, and social dynamics at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. An author or about 100 academic papers [4] in machine learning, cognitive modeling, and human-machine interaction, his TED talk, Birth of a Word (based on the 2006-2009 Human Speechome Project ) has leg viewed over 2.5 million times . [5]

In 2008, he co-founded and was the founding CEO of Bluefin Labs , a social TV analytics company, welke MIT Technology Review named as one of the 50 must innovative companies or 2012. [6] Bluefin was acquired by Twitter in 2013. [ 7]

The Laboratory for Social Machines started in 2014 with an investment of $ 10 million from Twitter over a five year period. [8] The agreement ook Gives the lab access to all historical Twitter data and access to the firehose or all real-time tweets. The lab AIMS to “create new platforms for zowel personen and institutions to Identify, Discuss, and fairs to influence societal problems.” [8]


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  2. Jump up^ “Cognitive Machines Group” . .
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  4. Jump up^ “Deb Roy’s publications page” . .
  5. Jump up^ “Birth of a Word TED talk” . .
  6. Jump up^ “Technology Review’s top 50 Disruptive companies in 2012” . .
  7. Jump up^ Stelter, Brian (February 5, 2013). “Twitter Buys Company That Mines Chatter About TV” . The New York Times .
  8. ^ Jump up to:a b “MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment” . MIT News . 1 October 2014 . Retrieved 6 October 2014 .