Autonomous vehicles and moral decisions: what do online communities think?

In 2016, researchers at CNRS (members of TSE – Université Toulouse Capitole), MIT, Harvard University and the University of British Columbia launched the “Moral Machine” online platform to ask users about moral dilemmas facing us in the development of autonomous vehicles. The researchers gathered 40 million decisions from millions of web users worldwide. The results show global moral preferences that may guide decision makers and companies in the future. The analysis of this data was published in Nature on October 24, 2018.

Female-female competition over paternal care demonstrated for the first time in chacma baboons

New research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows for the first time evidence of female competition and reproductive suppression over paternal care in the wild chacma baboons.

UN Secretary-General Appoints New Panel on Digital Cooperation

Jean Tirole joins Melinda Gates and Jack Ma on the High-Level Panel.

What football player portraits tell us about team performance in the World Cup

Economists Astrid Hopfensitz from the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse and Cesar Mantilla from the Universidad del Rosario published a study in the Journal of Economic Psychology, a leading Economic and Psychology journal, showing that performance in the FIFA World Cups from 1970 to 2014 is correlated with how angry or happy players looked in the famous Panini World Cup sticker album.

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Ingela Alger

IAST Program Director in Biology, Ingela Alger has awarded an ERC "Advanced Grant" for her research project Evolving Economics – “Human motivation: evolutionary foundations and their implications for economics”