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Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Machine Learning 101 for Human Rights Activists: Everything you wanted to know about machine learning but were afraid to ask

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This presentation will include two parts: 1) a thorough description of our hate speech research, and 2) a code demo guiding participants to understand basic methods of machine learning for hate-related textual data. Our hate speech research integrates item response theory with deep learning to accurately track levels of hate speech on social media over time, a novel methodology with major promise for computational social science. Our code tutorial will then empower attendees through interactive learning to build and interpret machine learning models that can be applied to text on social media for their own research and activism.

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Claudia von Vacano

Executive Director, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Claudia von Vacano is the Executive Director of the Social Science Data Lab known as the D-Lab http://dlab.berkeley.edu/ and the Digital Humanities http://dh.berkeley.edu/ at the University of California, Berkeley, and is on the board of the Social Science Matrix http://matrix.berkeley.edu... Read More →
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Chris Kennedy

PhD student and consulting data scientist, D-Lab & Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley
Our team has developed a new paradigm of artificial intelligence for online hate speech with unparalleled accuracy & granularity. I am hoping to meet with others working on hate speech / violent extremism / radicalization / genocide and would love to 1) hear about your work, offer... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Hannibal (Laico)