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Zombie Politics: Evolutionary Algorithms to Counteract the Spread of Negative Opinions [article]

Ronald Hochreiter, Christoph Waldhauser
2014 arXiv   pre-print
This paper is about simulating the spread of opinions in a society and about finding ways to counteract that spread.  ...  To abstract away from potentially emotionally laden opinions, we instead simulate the spread of a zombie outbreak in a society.  ...  If these opinions were to spread, the political system would crumble and fall. But how to counteract these opinions?  ... 
arXiv:1401.6420v1 fatcat:466g6xjscrhrblbmwbptsbcqku

8.4 Political Participation in the Digital Age [chapter]

2020 Political Participation in the Digital Age  
Schönberger and Sutter, 'Protesthandeln' 24). 12 With his blog entry "A Typology of Electronic Democracy", German political scientist Martin Hagen for an excellent round-up of the dynamics of the discourse  ...  It also appears to be a suitable term to describe the possibilities for the actions of individuals, which is the focus in this book.  ...  As "Software is Politics", software programming and design play a vital role in the extent to which the promises of digital democracy  ... 
doi:10.1515/9783839448885-018 fatcat:xlhonitlyzfpjf7qvg7zvhmggm

Painful intelligence: What AI can tell us about human suffering [article]

Aapo Hyvärinen
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Fundamental in such modelling is the idea of learning, or adaptation to the environment.  ...  This book explores various aspects and limitations of learning algorithms and their implications regarding suffering.  ...  science, or politics.  ... 
arXiv:2205.15409v1 fatcat:5ikr7yjzibhbrozfjper6zydea

Statistical physics of vaccination

Zhen Wang, Chris T. Bauch, Samit Bhattacharyya, Alberto d'Onofrio, Piero Manfredi, Matjaž Perc, Nicola Perra, Marcel Salathé, Dawei Zhao
2016 Physics reports  
And in contrast to traditional approaches, recent research increasingly explores the pivotal implications of individual behavior and heterogeneous contact patterns in populations.  ...  To help reduce their impact, mathematical models of disease transmission have been studied to help understand disease dynamics and inform prevention strategies.  ...  We also appreciate all our other friends with whom we maintained (and are currently maintaining) interactions and discussions on the topic covered in our report.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2016.10.006 fatcat:hxq7di4j4zfilfv3m4ogbkzovu

SUSPENSION OF EXERCISE OF RIGHTS IN TIMES OF CRISIS OF CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES [chapter]

Pedro Trovão do Rosário
2021 CRITICAL DIALOGUES Human Rights, Democracy and Pandemic Perspectives  
The main social positions and part-time jobs held by Professor Mo Jihong include: Honorary President of the International Association of Constitutional Law (Lifetime), an executive member of China Law  ...  Society, a member of the Academic Committee of China Law Society, an executive vice president of Chinese Association of Constitutional Law, etc.  ...  negative effects of disclosure.  ... 
doi:10.55658/gpcds978-65-00-40218-6.chapter4 fatcat:ww53ibmztff7vig4v7sx3mealq

Hedging Planetary Risks: 'From Weapons of Mass Destruction to Tools of Massive Social and Ecological Innovation'

Stefan Brunnhuber, Mariana Bozesan, Jeffrey Golden, Garry Jacobs, Phoebe Koundouri
2021 Cadmus  
We show that financing our future requires multiple new financial engineering techniques that build upon the experiences of the private sector, but need to be adapted to meet the criteria of force majeure  ...  Cost analyses and risk assessments in the Anthropocene era need to differ from those of the past. Future developments now are determined by opportunity costs and planetary risks.  ...  Author Contact Information Email: joanilioteixeira@hotmail.com Backwardness, Growth & Distribution Joanilio Rodolpho Teixeira The Social Architect Julene Siddique & Peter Joseph  ... 
doaj:b510be44888346489d32959b5e2768df fatcat:l6rxt5pzcjdftbuewubm7l6jja

Spaces of Transfers and Visual Management of Human Mobility [article]

Lukaszewicz Aleksandra, Stara Flavia, Czerepaniak-Walczak Maria, Gorzkowicz Justyna, Machova Adela, Cywinski Aleksander, Muoki Stephen, Chidongo Tsawe-Munga, Deluigi Rosita, Nagay Radoslaw, Solecki Jarosław, Marek Lidia (+1 others)
2022 Zenodo  
The contributors to this volume investigated the ways in which people engage with their environment and with each other on the basis of transformations in communication, mobility, and technological ways  ...  to access information.  ...  I would like to propose the following two-step algorithm for sign extraction: Selection of the sign extraction algorithm It is difficult to indicate one possible algorithm for selecting a sign in a city  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5849420 fatcat:e4hk4jshwbbsthv6awime2dm6y

Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry and cell sorting in immunological studies

Andrea Cossarizza, Hyun-Dong Chang, Andreas Radbruch, Mübeccel Akdis, Immanuel Andrä, Francesco Annunziato, Petra Bacher, Vincenzo Barnaba, Luca Battistini, Wolfgang M. Bauer, Sabine Baumgart, Burkhard Becher (+224 others)
2017 European Journal of Immunology  
Guidelines for the use of flow cytometry and cell sorting in immunological studies  ...  Flow data also typically contain some negative values, mainly due to compensation spreading but also partly because of subtractions in the initial collection of data.  ...  Indeed, in several (too many) papers, the eye of a well-trained cytometrist can identify aspects that would need, to be polite, a "little" improvement.  ... 
doi:10.1002/eji.201646632 pmid:29023707 pmcid:PMC9165548 fatcat:2lswztuwwzfnnjomgr2cxnhugu

Teletext in Europe: from the Analog to the Digital Era

Anne-Katrin Weber
2016 Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television  
We would like to thank Paolo Bory for his fruitful data collection from the Rai archives in Turin.  ...  Acknowledgements The article was conceived and planned together by the two authors. Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 were written by Luca Barra; sections 2, 6 and 7 were written by Gabriele Balbi.  ...  In this chapter I shall explain why I think a negative view of the (future/end of) teletext is wrong because the best is yet to come.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01439685.2016.1248071 fatcat:hu7urbywzrhdrisahlixv3zcx4

Whole Issue // Número completo

Diana Villanueva-Romero
2017 Ecozon@  
wave of political fervor that would soon spread throughout the Americas, exposing the crisis of the imperial modes of sovereignty.  ...  Montero's novels exemplify a cultural response to the negative ecological impact not only on the Iberian Peninsula, but also on the southern hemisphere of the economic, environmental, and political policies  ...  In the end, we come to understand how important the issue of personal biographies of animals is.  ... 
doi:10.37536/ecozona.2017.8.1.1504 fatcat:3t2zurt7izg3vav3xsv4otd3wq

The self-organizing consciousness

Pierre Perruchet, Annie Vinter
2002 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
that emerges thanks to elementary associative processes that take our conscious representations themselves as the stuff on which they operate, a thesis that we summarize in the concept of Self-Organizing  ...  We propose that the isomorphism generally observed between the representations composing our momentary phenomenal experience and the structure of the world is the end-product of a progressive organization  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR CNRS 5022), the University of Bourgogne, and the Region of Bourgogne.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x02000067 fatcat:xwzlrlhvnfd3bozxoriqtiyeq4

Behavioural ecology and advertising practice : an evolutionary approach to consumer engagement within complex networks

Maxwell Scott Amner
2017
Finally it will propose an evolutionary strategy to maximise the chance of survival for brands within this environment, based on the model of symbiotic, co-adaptive behaviour.  ...  (Advertising's power to engage consumers rests on its ability to harness these pressures; but for the purpose of this study it can also be seen as simply another such pressure.)  ...  Brands that are seen to violate consumer values may be left in a vulnerable position because of negative opinion cascades.  ... 
doi:10.4225/03/58b75e69d8284 fatcat:way2nl3n5bbsrdujdlfbxqob5a

The conscious and the unconscious: A package deal

Martin Kurthen
2002 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
that emerges thanks to elementary associative processes that take our conscious representations themselves as the stuff on which they operate, a thesis that we summarize in the concept of Self-Organizing  ...  We propose that the isomorphism generally observed between the representations composing our momentary phenomenal experience and the structure of the world is the end-product of a progressive organization  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR CNRS 5022), the University of Bourgogne, and the Region of Bourgogne.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x02360060 fatcat:yfjqvbt2avcrlj7yfs7i3rszvq

Reconfiguring human, nonhuman and posthuman in literature and culture

Steen Ledet Christiansen
2021 NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research  
The emphasis of the inquiry is on the various ways in which actual and fictional nonhumans are reconfigured in contemporary culture -although, as long as the domain of nonhumanity is carved in the negative  ...  The time has come for human cultures to seriously think, to diligently conceptualize, and to earnestly fabulate about all the nonhuman critters we share our world with, and to consider how to strive for  ...  Acknowledgments The author wishes to thank warmly the poet Jouni Tossavainen for the permit to reprint a part of the poem "kadonneen äänen lyhyt haastattelu" in this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08038740.2021.1928928 fatcat:en36yvwc5nardbanurmorijmpq

Brainstorming : how the brain sciences can inform social justice strategies

Marc Andrew Brillinger
2014
The obscene wealth and power of the plutocrats and oligarchs has rigged both economics and politics to benefit the one percent and destroy the environment.  ...  A synthesis of the knowledge arising out of the brain sciences, as it applies to existing social activist strategies and tactics, now seems a necessity in the attempt to restrain corporate institutional  ...  system that Henry Giroux has labeled -zombie politics:‖ The zombie metaphor is a way to suggest that democracy is losing its oxygen; you know, it's losing its vitality, that we have a politics that really  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0074393 fatcat:o7rre55qxrfudku2xhzxupkqdq
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