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Title

Bias and Methods of AI Technology Studying Political Behavior

About the project

Better methods to study the political moulding of public opinion in various media will be developed by researchers at Karlstad University led by Annika Fredén in collaboration with Moa Johansson at Chalmers University of Technology.

As political messages and debates have become increasingly common in social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, there is an increased need to be able to study these texts and images from a research perspective. By using methods from the fields of computer science and social sciences, we have a greater possibility of gaining a deeper understanding of these political messages and how it affects behaviors.

In the project, the researchers will be using methods from artificial intelligence and computer science to improve and develop new quantitative text analysis methods for the social sciences. The study also contributes to computer science by applying artificial intelligence technology in an area of concern to us all: politics and human interaction.

Duration

Start: 1 January 2020
End: 31 August 2024

Project type

MMW

Keywords

artificial intelligence, methods, bias, political behaviour

Universities and institutes

Lund University

Chalmers University of Technology

Karlstad University

Project members

Annika Fredén

Annika Fredén

Associate Professor

Lund University

Moa Johansson

Moa Johansson

Associate Professor

Chalmers University of Technology

Denitsa Saynova

Denitsa Saynova

PhD Student

Chalmers University of Technology

Pasko Kisic Merino

Pasko Kisic Merino

PhD Student

Karlstad University