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Deb Roy studies how children learn language, and designs machines that communicate in human-like ways. Roy has applied his research at the MIT Media Lab to Bluefin Labs, a technology[…]

MIT Media Lab researcher Deb Roy has applied his study of linguistics and childhood development to a company he founded called BlueFin Labs, which has built a machine to connect impressions on TV and expressions in social media. This has extraordinary implications for advertising, and also promises to “rewire how our democratic process works in the future.”