Epistemology has benefitted greatly from the employment of formal methods such as Bayesian results and techniques. This conference highlights the state of the art and, in particular, recent advances in using mathematical and logical tools, but also empirical experimentation and computer simulations, for studying issues in social epistemology, including the epistemology of social networks. The conference will be held at […]
This interesting day started with a short summary about the KDW project from Professor Olof Sundin; thereafter the three different themes of the day followed with discussions moderated by Professor Erik J. Olsson. The first theme dealt with Control of information – printed or digital media. Historian and National librarian Lars Ilshammar gave a talk called ”The Elephant in the […]
Välkomna på en endagskonferens om tryckfrihet. Konferensen är en del av firandet av 250-årsjubileet för tryckfrihetsförordningen och offentlighetsprincipen 1766–2016. Tre spännande teman med olika perspektiv avhandlas under dagen. Konferensen är ett samarbete mellan Kungliga Biblioteket och projektet Kunskap i en digital värld, vid Filosofiska institutionen och Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Lund universitet. Datum: 1 december, 2016 Plats: Pufendorfinstitutet, Biskopsgatan 3, Lund […]
In a new article, British psychologist Ulrike Hahn and her team conclude that Bayesian models of belief change developed by LUIQ members can help explain public reception of climate science. Hahn et al also argue that these models have concrete policy implications and can aid in the communication of climate science consensus. The article refers extensively to seminal work on […]
In a recent article in Scientometrics, LUIQ members George Masterton, Erik J Olsson and Staffan Angere prove a number of “linking theorems” showing that link-based ranking on the web tracks importance in the limit as the number of webpages grow, given independence and minimal linking competence. The theorems provide a fundamental epistemological justification for link-based ranking on the web, analogous to […]
The algorithms governing social media promote polarization in the public debate. By stimulating disagreement social media could instead contribute to a more nuanced debate on various social issues. This is the view expressed in an opinion piece written by Rasmus K. Rendsvig and co-authors and published in the Danish magazine Information. Rasmus, a member of the research group LUIQ, is […]
Stefan Schubert is going to work at the Global Priorities Project, which is a collaboration between Centre for Effective Altruism and Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford). Schubert took his PhD in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Lund and has since then been at the London School of Economics on a postdoc project funded by the Swedish Research Council.
The 4th Lund Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics (GIRLS16@LUND) will take place at Lund University on April 27-29, 2016. The conference welcomes submissions from researchers in philosophy, cognitive science, economics, computer science, media science, and linguistics, using agent based models with bounded rationality, models of evolutionary dynamics, and other naturalistic approaches. The primary goal of the conference […]
Dr. Jens Ulrik Hansen has decided to pursue a career in the Danish business sector. He recently accepted a position as Model Developer at Blackwood Seven, a media analytics platform which strives to increase the effect of company’s media spend using a predictive analytics framework built on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Before joining the company, Jens Ulrik Hansen published […]
The June issue of Euroscientist, the official publication of the EuroScience organization, features an interview with Erik J. Olsson on how digital technologies challenge what it means to be an academic. Interviewed are also Terence Karran (Lincoln, UK), Isabella Peters (Kiel, Germany), Martin Weller (Open University, UK), and Maria Murphy (Maynooth, Ireland). You find the article here.