Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Fighting bad guys with data science

Jonathon Morgan (New Knowledge)
11:00am11:40am Thursday, May 11, 2017
Data, Big and Small
Location: Ballroom F
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 16 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Everyone can benefit from this session

What you'll learn

  • Explore computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing techniques for uncovering communities of white nationalists and neo-Nazis on social media and identifying which ones are on the path to radicalization

Description

In research for a recent Washington Post article, Jonathon Morgan uncovered communities of white nationalists and neo-Nazis on social media and showed that they’ve adopted increasingly violent rhetoric over the past nine months. Jonathon explores computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing techniques for finding these communities and identifying which ones are on the path to radicalization.

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Jonathon Morgan

New Knowledge

Jonathon Morgan is the CEO of New Knowledge, a startup using AI for digital messaging and intelligence. As part of his ongoing work combating violent extremism, Jonathon served as an advisor to the White House and State Department, coauthored the ISIS Twitter Census for the Brookings Institution, and develops new technology with DARPA. Jonathon is also a cohost of the surprisingly popular Partially Derivative podcast and a founding member of Data for Democracy, a volunteer platform for data science social impact projects.