Listening to We Can’t Talk Anymore? Understanding the Structural Roots of Partisan Polarization and the Decline of Democratic Discourse in 21st Century America. Very Tajfel
- David Peritz
- Political polarization, accompanied by negative partisanship, are striking features of the current political landscape. Perhaps these trends were originally confined to politicians and the media, but we recently reached the point where the majority of Americans report they would consider it more objectionable if their children married across party lines than if they married someone of another faith. Where did this polarization come from? And what it is doing to American democracy, which is housed in institutions that were framed to encourage open deliberation, compromise and consensus formation? In this talk, Professor David Peritz will examine some of the deeper forces in the American economy, the public sphere and media, political institutions, and even moral psychology that best seem to account for the recent rise in popular polarization.
Sent out a Doodle to nail down the time for the PhD review
Went looking for something that talks about the cognitive load for TIT-FOR-TAT in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma and can’t find anything. Did find this though, that is kind of interesting: New tack wins prisoner’s dilemma. It’s a collective intelligence approach:
- Teams could submit multiple strategies, or players, and the Southampton team submitted 60 programs. These, Jennings explained, were all slight variations on a theme and were designed to execute a known series of five to 10 moves by which they could recognize each other. Once two Southampton players recognized each other, they were designed to immediately assume “master and slave” roles – one would sacrifice itself so the other could win repeatedly.
- Nick Jennings
- Professor Jennings is an internationally-recognized authority in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, cybersecurity and agent-based computing. His research covers both the science and the engineering of intelligent systems. He has undertaken fundamental research on automated bargaining, mechanism design, trust and reputation, coalition formation, human-agent collectives and crowd sourcing. He has also pioneered the application of multi-agent technology; developing real-world systems in domains such as business process management, smart energy systems, sensor networks, disaster response, telecommunications, citizen science and defence.
- Sarvapali D. (Gopal) Ramchurn
- I am a Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Agents, Interaction, and Complexity Group (AIC), in the department of Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton and Chief Scientist for North Star, an AI startup. I am also the director of the newly created Centre for Machine Intelligence. I am interested in the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems and their application to Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) such as smart energy systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and disaster response. My research combines a number of techniques from Machine learning, AI, Game theory, and HCI.
7:00 – 4:30 ASRC MKT
- SASO Travel request
- SASO Hotel – done! Aaaaand I booked for August rather than September. Sent a note to try and fix using their form. If nothing by COB try email.
- Potential DME repair?
- Starting Deep Learning with Keras. Done with chapter one
- Two seedbank lstm text examples:
- Generate Shakespeare using tf.keras
- This notebook demonstrates how to generate text using an RNN with tf.keras and eager execution.This notebook is an end-to-end example. When you run it, it will download a dataset of Shakespeare’s writing. The notebook will then train a model, and use it to generate sample output.
- This notebook will let you input a file containing the text you want your generator to mimic, train your model, see the results, and save it for future use all in one page.
7:00 – 9:00 2:00 – 5:00 ASRC MKT
- Redo doodle for all of August – done
- Schooling Fish May Offer Insights Into Networked Neurons
- Iain Couzin is deciphering the rules that govern group behavior. The results might provide a fresh perspective on how networks of neurons work together.
- City arts and lectures: The New Science Of Psychedelics With Michael Pollan
- Psychedelics reduce the section of the brain that have to do with the sense of self. Pollan thinks that this also happens with certain types of rhythmic music and in crowd situations. This could be related to stampedes and flocking.
- LSD May Chip Away at the Brain’s “Sense of Self” Network
- Brain imaging suggests LSD’s consciousness-altering traits may work by hindering some brain networks and boosting overall connectivity
- Add an attractor scalar for agents that’s normally zero. A vector to each agent within the SIH is calculated and scaled by the attractor scalar. That vector is then added to the direction vector to the agent – done?
- Remove the heading influence based on site – done
- Add a white circle to the center of the agent that is the size of the attraction scalar. Done
- Add a ‘site trajectory’ to the spreadsheet that will have the site lists (and their percentage?)
- Worked on A2P white paper with Aaron.
- Worked on a response to Dr. Li’s response
ASRC IRAD 9:00 – 2:00
- Mind meld with Bob
- Revisit Yarn
- Excel stuff?
- Connect to AWS using bastion. Look in FoxyProxy how to. I need certs
- Drop on rabbit to deploy to CI and QA and NESDIS ONE (production)
- Don’t want sensitive information in Git. We use sharepoint instead
- Notes and screenshots in document.