7:00 – 8:30 ASRC GOES
This document describes the Facebook Full URL shares dataset, resulting from a collaboration between Facebook and Social Science One. It is for Social Science One grantees and describes the dataset’s scope, structure, fields, and privacy-preserving characteristics. This is the second of two planned steps in the release of this “Full URLs dataset”, which we described at socialscience.one/blog/update-social-science-one.
- Deceptive claims surround us, embedded in fake news, advertisements, political propaganda, and rumors. How do people know what to believe? Truth judgments reflect inferences drawn from three types of information: base rates, feelings, and consistency with information retrieved from memory. First, people exhibit a bias to accept incoming information, because most claims in our environments are true. Second, people interpret feelings, like ease of processing, as evidence of truth. And third, people can (but do not always) consider whether assertions match facts and source information stored in memory. This three-part framework predicts specific illusions (e.g., truthiness, illusory truth), offers ways to correct stubborn misconceptions, and suggests the importance of converging cues in a post-truth world, where falsehoods travel further and faster than the truth.
- Practice! 52 minutes, 57 seconds
- Maybe meeting with Wayne? Nope
- Pack, move, unpack, setup
- Bring ethernet cables! done
- Moved out – done
- Moved in – not done, but ready to unpack
- Recovered my information for GSAW and TFDev
- Write quick proposals for:
- cybermap – done
- Synthetic data as a service – done
- White paper – kinda?
7:00 – 4:00 ASRC (charge number?)
- AI/ML workshop
- Ron N
- Ken Laviers
- Morning presentation
- Second morning presentation
- Afternoon presentation
- Color code timeline – done
- Pick up computer? – done.
- It turns out that the alienware OEM power supply uses standard connectors in a non-standard way. When I had to use the OEM SATA low-profile connector, I tripped the power supply and also blew out the HD. Ordered a replacement SATA SSD
- Rebuild travel folders
- Copy laptop’s d: dev and program files folders onto new SSD
Make appt. to pick up Dad on Friday after PhD day – done
- 655 West Baltimore St, Baltimore 21201
This Interactive Guide to Protest Campaigns around the World uses data on all violent and nonviolent campaigns around the world with maximalist claims from 1945–2014 and is based on the NAVCO 1.2 database, recently released by Erica Chenoweth and Christopher Wiley Shay. The data extend on the NAVCO data project, which you can read about (and download) at the project’s Dataverse.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of six state-backed information operations on Twitter, and how they evolved over the last decade. This research was funded by the Mozilla Foundation by an Open Source Support Award.
7:00 – 5:00 ASRC GOES
- More slides
- Picked up printed versions and dropped off copies with Shimei, Aaron, and Thom
- Change intro slide on GSAW to triangle of data, accuracy, and reliability – done
- Reworked and tweaked. Walkthrough with T tomorrow.
7:00 – 6:00 ASRC GOES
Check Copenhagen Wheel serial number for this recall
Contact Dreamhost about missing folders – done Fixed!
- Writing chapter summaries
- Intro – done
- Background – done
- Lit review – done
- Theory – done
- Very interesting Radiolab on migration
- GSAW prep
- Tix and hotel – done
- TF Dev Conf
- Tix, car, and hotel – done
- Met with Vadim
- Need to write up a monthly plan for Erik for the sim
- GPT-2 Agents
An ant colony has memories that its individual members don’t have
- Like a brain, an ant colony operates without central control. Each is a set of interacting individuals, either neurons or ants, using simple chemical interactions that in the aggregate generate their behaviour. People use their brains to remember. Can ant colonies do that?
7:00 – ASRC
- More edits
- Changed all the overviews so that they also reference the section by name. It reads better now, I think
- Meeting with Thom
- GPT-2 Agents
- GSAW Slide deck
I got invited to the TF Dev conference!
The HKS Misinformation Review is a new format of peer-reviewed, scholarly publication. Content is produced and “fast-reviewed” by misinformation scientists and scholars, released under open access, and geared towards emphasizing real-world implications. All content is targeted towards a specialized audience of researchers, journalists, fact-checkers, educators, policy makers, and other practitioners working in the information, media, and platform landscape.
- For the essays, a length of 1,500 to 3,000 words (excluding footnotes and methodology appendix) is appropriate, but the HKS Misinformation Review will consider and publish longer articles. Authors of articles with more than 3,000 words should consult the journal’s editors before submission.
7:00 – ASRC GOES
- It looks like I fixed my LaTeX problems. I went to C:\Users\phil\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tex\latex, and deleted the ifvtex folder. Re-ran, things installed, and all is better now
- Pinged Isaac about the idea of creating scenarios that incorporate the NASA simulators
- Speakers presenting in a plenary session are scheduled to speak for 15 minutes, with five additional minutes allowed for questions and answers from the audience
- Our microphones work best when the antenna unit is clipped to a belt and the microphone is attached near the center of your chest.
- We are NOT providing network capabilities such as WiFi. If you require WiFi, you are responsible for purchasing it from the hotel and ensuring that it works for the presentation.
- Charts produced by the PC version of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 2016 or 365 are preferred
- . In creating your slides, note that the presentation room is large and you should consider this in your selection of larger fonts, diagram size, etc. At a minimum, a 20-point font is recommended
- GPT-2 – Maybe do something with Aaron today?
7:00 – 7:00 ASRC Research
- 1st International Conference on Autonomic Computing and Self-Organizing Systems – ACSOS 2020
- Washington DC from August 17 to August 21, 2020
- Important Dates (tentative)
- April 1, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
- April 8, 2020: Paper submission deadline
- June 8, 2020: Notification to authors
- July 8, 2020: Camera Ready Deadline
- Starting on Ethics
- A Framework for Making Ethical Decisions
- Decisions about right and wrong permeate everyday life. Ethics should concern all levels of life: acting properly as individuals, creating responsible organizations and governments, and making our society as a whole more ethical. This document is designed as an introduction to making ethical decisions. It recognizes that decisions about “right” and “wrong” can be difficult, and may be related to individual context. It first provides a summary of the major sources for ethical thinking, and then presents a framework for decision-making.
- Archipelago-Wide Island Restoration in the Galápagos Islands: Reducing Costs of Invasive Mammal Eradication Programs and Reinvasion Risk
- Invasive alien mammals are the major driver of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation on islands. Over the past three decades, invasive mammal eradication from islands has become one of society’s most powerful tools for preventing extinction of insular endemics and restoring insular ecosystems. As practitioners tackle larger islands for restoration, three factors will heavily influence success and outcomes: the degree of local support, the ability to mitigate for non-target impacts, and the ability to eradicate non-native species more cost-effectively. Investments in removing invasive species, however, must be weighed against the risk of reintroduction. One way to reduce reintroduction risks is to eradicate the target invasive species from an entire archipelago, and thus eliminate readily available sources. We illustrate the costs and benefits of this approach with the efforts to remove invasive goats from the Galapagos Islands. Project Isabela, the world’s largest island restoration effort to date, removed >140,000 goats from >500,000 ha for a cost of US$10.5 million. Leveraging the capacity built during Project Isabela, and given that goat reintroductions have been common over the past decade, we implemented an archipelago-wide goat eradication strategy.
- Galápagos Monday: When Conservation Means Killing
- Galápagos Redux: When Is It OK to Kill Goats?
- Flynn’s proposal defense 11:30 – 1:30
- Qualitative study of mental models with respect to security?
- Limited qualitative studies in this area
- How do you transfer a sophisticated user to a more naive one?
- The profit model incentivised insecure design
- Biometric adoption (what about legal?)
- Experts are more disposed to use biometrics!
- Government guidance is broad, technical, and hard to use
- Commercial guidance is narrow and easier, but has a price
- What was the sampling technique?
- What does “technical” mean? Technospeak?
- What about a validation study to show that the approach works more than untrained small business users? What about confounding variables, like whether companies that participate are more likely to be security aware