Kristina Lerman

Emotions and Polarization in the Digital Age: A Deep Dive into AI and Public Diplomacy

On November 30, 2023, CPD hosted Kristina Lerman for an online conversation on the complex world of emotions and polarization on social media, exploring the integration of AI in public diplomacy strategies. This discussion was based on Lerman's extensive research, which spans various crucial aspects of human emotional expression and polarization in digital spaces.

The conversation covered the impact of emotions in shaping group identities and behaviors, exploring how affective polarization influences social dynamics and public discourse. The discussion also analyzed how political affiliations affect public attention and emotional responses to various issues.

Kristina Lerman is Principal Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Professor in Computer Science at USC.

Watch the video here.


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