Tracking the spread of malaria by cell phone

In a recent paper in Science, SFI REU participant Amy Wesolowski and SFI Omidyar Fellow alum Caroline Buckee and collaborators describe how they tracked the spread of malaria in Kenya using cell phone user data.

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Video: How we get duped by common sense

In an SFI Community Lecture, Duncan Watts talks about how we get duped by shared assumptions and demonstrates how learning to suspect our common sense can lead to better solutions. Watch the lecture.

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Video: The evolutionary puzzle of human friendship

Friends sacrifice for one another without apparent concern for consequences or reciprocation. In a June 27 community lecture in Santa Fe, SFI Omidyar Fellow alumnus Dan Hruschka explored the evolutionary puzzle of human friendship. Watch the video.

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Video: What Computers Teach Us About Being Human

In a February community lecture, Brian Christian shared his experiences as a "confederate" in an annual man vs. computer "Turing Test," offering insights on ways computers are reshaping what it means to be human. Watch his presentation here.

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