CIVICA Applied Data Science Seminar Series

Session 3 - Spring 2024

Session 3 - Spring 2023 will take place on Wednesday, 4:00 PM CET / 3:00 PM GMT 06 March 2023, 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 3 Spring 2024 Details

A defining task for humankind is to achieve mass coordination to tackle global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and mass migrations.

Social science research has identified psycho-linguistic aspects of social interactions that can trigger spontaneous coordination when used strategically in the public debate. In this talk, Prof. Luca Maria Aiello will showcase the creation of Natural Language Processing tools that can capture these social dimensions from conversations, and found that they can explain and predict outcome of consensus and coordination. Furthermore, he will demonstrate that these dimensions can be used to prompt AI agents powered by Large Language Models to make them behave as persuasive social agents that could be seamlessly integrated in the public discourse of social media platforms.

Seminar Speaker

Luca Maria Aiello
Prof. Luca Maria Aiello

Luca Maria Aiello is an Associate Professor of Data Science at the IT University of Copenhagen, where he is member of the NEtwoRks, Data and Society group (NERDS). Previously, he worked for 10 years as a Research Scientist at Yahoo Labs and Nokia Bell Labs. He conducts research in Computational Social Science with a special focus on understanding cooperation processes through the study of conversational language with the use of advanced Natural Language Processing tools. He has been awarded a 3-year grant from the Carlsberg foundation to investigate emergent processes of climate action in online social media. His work has been covered by hundreds of articles published by news outlets worldwide including Wired, WSJ, and BBC. He was once interviewed by Captain James T. Kirk.


Pedro Ramaciotti Morales

Welcome Introduction Dr. Pedro Ramaciotti Morales, Sciences Po

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

Luca Maria Aiello

Seminar Session Prof. Luca Maria Aiello, ITU Copenhagen

The Language of Coordination, from Humans to AI Agents

Research Discussion. Lead Institution

Q&A / Discussion on the research


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