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Computational Logic SeminarTuesday, November 19, 20132:00 pmGraduate Center, rm. 3209

Vincent Fella Hendricks

Structures of Social Proof

University of Copenhagen

“Social proof” means that single agents assume beliefs, norms or actions of other agents in an attempt to reflect the correct view, stance, behavior for a given situation. The structure and modularity of social proof is unravelled including formal characterizations of derived socio-informational phenomena like bystander-effects and cascades. Sometimes social proof may be responsible for information spinning out of control – in very unfortunate ways. Joint work with Rasmus K. Rendsvig.