AI & Politics Meetup on 27 JUL 7:00pm – 10:00pm
A special event featuring Peter Krafft who has just finished his PhD at MIT Media Lab.
In his own words:
In my work, I develop computational models to reveal patterns in human social behavior and computational perspectives to guide that behavioral modeling. In this talk I will present a modeling framework I have developed that organizes my own thinking about the structure and function of social systems. I will then present varied models that can reveal topic-specific communication networks in complex organizations, information silos during rumor spreading, and political preferences in the American electorate. I will conclude with a discussion of potential future areas of interest to me, including participatory mechanism design, computational political theory, models of public engagement with science and technology, and models of “fake news”.
Talk followed by drinks & discussion.
If you’d be interested in speaking at this or future meetups, please contact Sophie.
Due to strong demand, registration is required