Prof. César Hidalgo (MIT): “How do nations learn? The principles for the collective learning”

Abstract: In this talk, Hidalgo will present three basic principles that govern the creation and dissemination of knowledge: the principle of experience, the principle of similarity (relatedness), and the principle of the intensity of knowledge. Based on these ideas, Hidalgo will discuss strategies and channels for disseminating knowledge. Finally, he will present tools for the integration, distribution and visualization of data on a large scale (such as,, and, all of them designed to help the executive and strategic tasks in large organizations.

Bio: César A. Hidalgo leads the Collective Learning group at The MIT Media Lab and is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Hidalgo’s work focuses on understanding how teams, organizations, cities, and nations learn. At the Collective Learning group, Hidalgo studies knowledge flows and also creates software tools to facilitate learning in organizations. Hidalgo’s academic publications have been cited more than 12,000 times and his online systems have received more than 100 million pageviews and numerous awards. Hidalgo’s latest book, Why Information Grows (Basic Books, 2015), has been translated to over ten languages. Hidalgo is also the co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity (MIT Press, 2014), and a co-founder of Datawheel LLC, a company that has professionalized the creation of large data visualization engines. Hidalgo’s contributions were recognized in 2018 with the Lagrange Prize.

Date: September 7th, 2018. 15.30 h.

Venue: Andrónico Luksic Auditorium, Campus San Joaquín, Universidad Católica.