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Computing communities

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September
062016

18:30 - 20:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Discover social science on a massive scale, powered by machine learning.

Image © Ani Ka

Studying how people interact in communities is complex and difficult. Scale up to a community the size of the US political system, and the detail is overwhelming.

Using computers that learn for themselves, Hanna Wallach is unpicking the patterns of massive social structures, crunching Big Data for insights into how we interact.

Dr Hanna Wallach is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research New York City and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

What is a Café Scientifique?

A Café Scientifique is an informal dialogue-based event with a scientist. A short talk by the speaker is followed by audience questions, an interactive activity and discussion for the rest of the event

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Computing communities

Social science on a massive scale.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK