Tom Willaert’s Research: The ODYCCEUS Project

Last Thursday, Tom Willaert, post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, gave us an interesting talk about The ODYCCEUS Project – Opinion dynamics and cultural conflict in European spaces

His presentation explored the potential of digital methods for the study of on-line opinion dynamics. Concretely, the talk outlined the philosophy and methods of the Horizon2020 ODYCCEUS project (Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces) and presented the VUB AI Lab’s contribution to the project’s Penelope infrastructure.

By means of concrete examples, the talk delved into some of the relevant tools and techniques for analyzing the opinions that dominate the debate on certain topical issues, notably climate change.

Official website of the ODYCCEUS project

Penelope Infrastructure Platform