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Prof. Peter A. Gloor:Social Quantum Physics, Virtual Tribes and Measuring Human Emotions

Publish Date: 2018/07/09 09:39:25    Hits:

On 6th July, 2018, we welcome Prof. Peter A. Gloor to our series lecture on “Economics and Business”, as well as his speech on Social Quantum Physics, Virtual Tribes and Measuring Human Emotions. Peter A. Gloor is a Research Scientist at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT's Sloan School of Management where he leads a project exploring Collaborative Innovation Networks. He is also Founder and Chief Creative Officer of software company Galaxyadvisors, the Honorary Professor at University of Cologne, Distinguished Visiting Professor at P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Honorary Professor at Jilin University, Changchun, China. The lecture was hosted by Associate Prof. Jinxing Hao from School of Economics and Management at Beihang University.

In the following lecture, Prof. Peter A. Gloor has presented that Recent developments in artificial intelligence and the proliferation of the Internet of Things make it possible to harness the intelligence and creativity of huge numbers of people, connected in many different ways and on a much larger scale than has ever been possible before. This talk introduces a framework and a set of tools and techniques to measure and track collective consciousness both within organizations, and globally on the Internet using social media analysis. In their own work online social media, organizational communication archives such as e-mail and chat, and body signals measured through sensors are used in smartwatches to read the emotions of large groups of people to predict their future actions. Real-world examples of our approach include measuring happiness and creativity with body sensors, measuring business success and employee satisfaction through e-mail, and predicting the outcome of elections and economical trends in online social media.

During and after the lecture, more than 30 scholars and students from BUAA SEM discussed the key points of the talk with Prof. Gloor, and also raised quite a few relevant questions, which provoke further thinking on the issue from both parties.