CIVICA Applied Data Science Seminar Series

Session 7 - Fall 2021

Session 7 - Fall 2021 will take place on Wednesday, 4:00 PM CET 1 December 2021, on Zoom Meeting

About The Series

The CIVICA Data Science Seminar series is a unique multi-disciplinary series focused on applications and methodologies of data science for the social, political, and economic world.

Session 7 - Fall 2021 Details

How do teams, cities, and nations learn? In this talk, Prof. Cesar A. Hidalgo, Director of Center for Collective Learning, ANITI, TSE, IAST, University of Toulouse, will discuss his research on the principles that govern the creation, diffusion, and valuation of knowledge.

These principles govern the accumulation of knowledge from experience, the diffusion of knowledge across social, geographic, and cognitive barriers, and the connection between the geography of knowledge and macroeconomic outcomes, such as income, economic growth, and income inequality. he will then use these principles to discuss optimal industrial diversification strategies, micro-mechanisms governing knowledge diffusion, and the application of these principles to industrial policy. To finalize, Prof. Hidalgo will present applied work on the creation of national data integration, distribution, and visualization systems. He will show how these technologies are changing the way governments distribute data and paving the way for a world in which government executive action is augmented by artificial intelligence.

Seminar Speaker

Prof. Cesar A. Hidalgo
Prof. Cesar A. Hidalgo

César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean-Spanish-American scholar known for his contributions to economic complexity, data visualization, and applied artificial intelligence. Hidalgo leads the Center for Collective Learning at the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Institute (ANITI) of the University of Toulouse. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester and a Visiting Professor at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


Miriam Golden

Welcome Introduction Prof. Miriam Golden, EUI

Setting the scene: Brief intro to the speaker and his talk

Prof. César A. Hidalgo

Seminar Session Prof. César A. Hidalgo, University of Toulouse

The Principles of Collective Learning

Research Discussion. Lead Institution

Q&A / Discussion on the research


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