Archive September 24, 2019

Bringing tools for media monitoring to the public: outcomes of the ODYCCEUS summer school on ‘Democracy in the Age of Big Data and AI’ (FETFX Future Tech Week contribution)

Introduction Social science is undergoing a revolution. The rise of social media, smart cities, digital archives, quantified selving, and personal agents is providing an unprecedented amount of data about the social relations and behaviors of very large groups of people, creating an opportunity to a more empirically grounded social theory. But this opportunity can only

Summer School on Democracy in the age of Big Data and AI

Venice, 15 – 20 September 2019 This ODYCCEUS summer school mixes theoretical lectures with practical hands-on sessions and ateliers to examine how novel tools of computational social science can help us understand these phenomena and possibly facilitate future democratic decision processes. It introduces social scientists and media researchers to the latest methods, tools, and techniques

Penelope platform presented to Stakeholders

During the Data Mining and Opinion Dynamics workshop organised by the University of Paris-Diderot, the Penelope platform was presented to the stakeholders of the Odycceus Project, including Agence France Presse (AFP), the Sciences Po Medialab, and the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA). New Penelope components, including Twitter, Reddit, 4chan and 8chan data acquisition tools have