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Deb Roy

Founder, BlueFin Labs

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 company he co-founded. With Bluefin Labs, Roy has created a platform that analyzes social media commentary and measures real-time audience response to TV ads and shows. Roy’s work was recently featured at the TED 2011 conference in his popular talk The Birth of a Word.

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 […]
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