CCC and DemocracyNext hosted the First-Ever Tech-Enhanced Student Assembly
A dozen students gathered to deliberate on ethical guidelines and regulations needed to govern the use of generative AI for faculty and students at MIT
The MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and the non-profit DemocracyNext came together to design and implement the first tech-enhanced and student-focused version of a Citizens’ Assembly.
Deb Roy’s Atlantic article proposes healthy social networks
In The Atlantic, CCC Director Deb Roy writes about the very real threat today’s social media platforms pose to our democracy, and presents a far less toxic alternative:…
CCC and DemocracyNext Announce Tech-Enhanced Pop-Up Lab to Advance Citizens’ Assemblies
In an era of technological transformation in which social media and generative AI are disrupting our processes of communication and democracy, the MIT Center for Construc…
CCC’s RealTalk@MIT Part of Campus-Wide Efforts to Encourage Civil Discourse
MIT Chancellor Melissa Nobel notes CCC’s RealTalk@MIT efforts as part of the Institute’s response to addressing antisemitism and Islamophobia through MIT’s new “Standing…
2023 CCC Annual Offsite
Every year, MIT CCC students, staff, and collaborators head to Cape Cod, MA for three days to delve into research discussions and learn, imagine, and share with one anoth…
Big Tech’s Effect on Democracy | Democracy360
The relationship between technology and democracy has become increasingly complex from the proliferation of social media to recent advances in AI. Kara Swisher moderates…
Who Owns the Truth?
When the Ars Electronica festival (September 6 – 10) took a deep dive into examining what “truth” means in today’s world, organizers invited broad participation…
MIT’s Center for Constructive Communication takes aim at the destructive nature of social media
The MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and the closely affiliated nonprofit Cortico today announced the launch of a broad-based effort that draws on experti…
Spring 2024 Course: MIT MAS.S61 Constructive Communication Systems: From Ancient Wisdoms to Social Dialogue Networks
Hearing the humanity in others is necessary for our democracy to function. Drawing inspiration from ancient wisdoms, such as facilitated dialogue, deep listening, and com…
IAP 2024: Unlock the Power of Negotiation
Join the MIT CCC Mini-Course led by former U.S. Federal Mediator Joshua Flax to master negotiation skills in a two-day immersive experience.
IAP 2024: How Might We Redefine Learning in the Age of AI?
Are you interested in deliberating on how generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are changing the way we learn? Are you fascinated by the opportunity to explore…
IAP 2024: Decentralized Society, Cooperation, and Plurality
In this IAP activity, we will read works from computer science, sociology, political theory, and sci-fi to explore the mechanisms of large scale cooperative behavior. The…
The Prototype Engineer will design and implement backend systems while collaborating with a diverse team to develop innovative software prototypes to promote constructive dialogue and bridge divides.
Characterizing affective polarization on Twitter and Reddit – how it has evolved over time and which topics incite more polarized responses.
Exploring conversation health and dynamics using natural language processing and data visualization
Exploring the ways in which we respond differently to statements of opinion and statements of experience.
Exploring LLM capabilities to explain concepts/definitions to various audiences
Data Provenance for AI
A massive audit of 1800+ AI text datasets, tracing their provenance and composition from origin to creation.
A story-telling card game generated from community data which helps make speaking personally and emotionally easy and fun