Prof. Patricia E Maes

Professor of Media Technology
Head, Fluid Interfaces Group

Primary DLC

MIT Media Lab

MIT Room: E14-548G

Assistant

Holly Birns
hbirns@mit.edu

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Life
Architectures for Autonomous Agents
Interface Agents
Electronic Publishing
Electronic Commerce
Human Computer Interaction

Recent Work

  • Video

    Pattie Maes - 2019 RD Conference

    November 20, 2019Conference Video Duration: 27:31

    Extended Intelligence

    While Artificial Intelligence studies how intelligent decision making can be produced by machines, Extended Intelligence instead focuses on how people, augmented with smart technologies, may achieve optimal performance and well-being. These augmentations allow for cognitive enhancements via wearables to amplify and assist with things like memory, attention, decision-making, learning, and communication. Pattie Maes will present her work on these smart systems that can closely integrate with people to support their behavior and decision making.

    2019 MIT Research and Development Conference

    Patricia Maes - 2016-Consumer-Dynamics-Conf

    December 14, 2016Conference Video Duration: 38:3

    Augmented Consumers: Self-Control through Self-Persuasion

    Today’s consumers are better equipped with access to information than any in history, but we don’t always use that information at critical moments. By leveraging the power of augmented reality and the techniques that advertisers use to influence consumers, our personal devices can become personal coaches, not only helping inform our decisions but helping improve our decisions. By playing an expanded role in day-to-day decision-making, smart phones and wearable technologies can encourage consumers towards less impulsive, more deliberate, and ultimately more satisfying choices.

    2016 MIT Consumer Dynamics Conference