April 18, 2012: Talk begins at 7:00pm Pacific Time in Room 290
In his talk [for video, click here], Alessandro Acquisti will try to link two streams of research he is conducting at Carnegie Mellon University: the “behavioral economics of privacy,” and the study of privacy and disclosure behavior in online social networks. First, he will highlight how research in behavioral economics can help us make sense of apparent inconsistencies in privacy (and security) decision-making, and will present results from a variety of experiments in this area he conducted at Carnegie Mellon University. Then, he will discuss the technical feasibility and privacy implications of combining publicly available Web 2.0 images with off-the-shelf face recognition technology, for the purpose of large-scale, automated individual re-identification. Combined, the results highlight the behavioral, technological, and legal challenges raised by the convergence of new information technologies, and raise questions about the future of privacy in an augmented reality world.
By Joe McKendrick, SmartPlanet, February 6, 2012
Summary: Is crowdsourcing a try-it-once fad, or a business idea that will stick over the long run? Typically, for those that have tried crowdsourcing, the number of ideas generated decline over time, and actual implementation rates for posted ideas end up being disappointingly low. But at this point the crowdsourcing process may be delivering more value than first realized, a new study out of Carnegie-Mellon University concludes.
For full text of the article, visit Crowdsourcing has a longer-term payoff than originally thought: study | SmartPlanet.
- Waze uses crowdsourcing to keep drivers out of a jam (video) (news.cnet.com)
Posted by Tom Kalil and Regina Dugan, OSTB Blog, June 24, 2011
Today, the President announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. While there, President Obama caught a glimpse of what may become the future of Defense manufacturing – a concept vehicle that is a fully functioning next-generation combat support vehicle designed and built by U.S. entrepreneurs at a fraction of the conventional time and cost. … A $10,000 prize competition was launched to design the body of the Crowd-derived Combat-support Vehicle (XC2V). Then the vehicle was built (on an existing Local Motors chassis design) in less than four months and brought from Arizona to the Presidential event in Pittsburgh, arriving ahead of schedule. …
For full text of the article, visit Crowd-Sourcing the Renaissance of Manufacturing | The White House.
- Now this is a cool ride! (whitehouse.gov)
- President Obama Launches Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (whitehouse.gov)
- DARPA XC2V crowd-sourced combat vehicle is complete and awesome (slashgear.com)
- The Crowd Delivers: DARPA’s XC2V Military Vehicle Arrives On Time [Darpa] (gizmodo.com)
- As Obama Hails Darpa, Senate Panel Knifes Its Budget (wired.com)
ABSTRACT: By allowing individuals to be permanently connected to the Internet, mobile devices ease the way information can be accessed and shared online, but also raise novel privacy challenges for end users. Recent behavioral research on “soft” or “asymmetric” paternalism has begun exploring ways of helping people make better decisions in different aspects of their lives. We apply that research to privacy decision making, investigating how soft paternalistic solutions (also known as nudges) may be used to counter cognitive biases and ameliorate privacy-sensitive behavior. We present the theoretical background of our research, and highlight current industry solutions and research endeavors that could be classified as nudging interventions. We then describe our ongoing work on embedding soft paternalistic mechanisms in location sharing technologies and Twitter privacy agents.
For full text of the article, click here.
Rebecca Balebako, Pedro G. Leon, Hazim Almuhimedi, Patrick Gage Kelley, Jonathan Mugan, Alessandro Acquisti, Lorrie Faith Cranor and Norman Sadeh. 2011. Nudging Users Towards Privacy on Mobile Devices. Workshop on Persuasion, Influence, Nudge and Coercion Through Mobile Devices (PINC at CHI-11). Vancouver, Canada.