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Scaling Lower Court Opinions: Presentation Slides from CELSE 2018

posted Jun 5, 2018, 2:46 AM by Christian Arnold

These are the presentation slides from our presentation at CELSE 2018 in Leuven. For the project, Thomas Gschwend, Benjamin Engst and myself are using citation networks in German Lower Courts to measure their tendencies in the judicial space. 

Deep Learning Masterclass: Slides Online

posted May 15, 2018, 8:45 AM by Christian Arnold

These are the slides from the masterclass on deep learning at the University of Warwick on May 14th. The maths part of the DNN was developed on the whiteboard. Happy to share a scan of those upon request, of course!

CUROP Project Awarded

posted Feb 28, 2018, 10:01 AM by Christian Arnold

Together with René Lindstaedt, we were awarded money for our Project: "If it's legit, let's do it! Survey Experiments Among Elites to Understand the Legitimacy and Motivation in International Parliamentary Assemblies". You can apply for the 8 week research stay with us via Cardiff's student intranet. Looking forward to your applications!

Beginning of Term

posted Feb 1, 2018, 11:20 PM by Christian Arnold

Term has started in Cardiff this week. I am teaching the two introductions to research methods (PL9230 and PLT062) and a seminar for the Introduction to Political Science PL9194. Please see Learning Central for details.

Interview with ZDF on Externalities of AI

posted Nov 30, 2017, 8:26 AM by Christian Arnold

My interview with German TV ZDF aired on 29.11.

https://twitter.com/heuteplus/status/935563445923061760

For all non German speakers, this is a quick summary:

Recent developments in artificial intelligence allow the synthetic production of both audio and video signals. It is now possible to fake video footage of any person. Christian Arnold explains, that these developments will have important repercussions. They can spin the discussion about fake news to a whole new level. Videos about politicians can easily be falsified which has very immediate detrimental effects - just think of the ongoing crisis between the US and North Korea. But this new technology will also produce serious indirect externalities for democratic societies. Democracy only works if citizens agree on a shared perception of an un-manipulated reality. Technologies that undermine this consensus pose an important threat.

Master Class on Deep Learning

posted Nov 16, 2017, 8:02 AM by Christian Arnold   [ updated Nov 16, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

Next year in May, I will be teaching a Master Class on Deep Learning at the Q-Step Centre of the University of Warwick. In case you want to participate, please contact Andreas Murr

Visiting Researcher at Mannheim University

posted Nov 8, 2017, 3:38 AM by Christian Arnold

I am currently Visiting Researcher at the Chair for Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Together with Thomas Gschwend, we are implementing a research project to scale preferences of German courts. The project develops tools to measure preferences on the basis of a large archive of digitised legal documents.

New Position

posted Nov 1, 2017, 12:20 PM by Christian Arnold

I am back to the academic circus: Today, I picked up a permanent position at Cardiff University. Looking forward to catching up with all colleagues at all those conferences to come in 2018! #comeback #iamascientist #toboldlygo

Lecturer at Cardiff University

posted Oct 18, 2017, 12:09 PM by Christian Arnold

I will start my position as Lecturer in Politics at Cardiff University on November 1st. Totally looking forward!

Paper out with International Interactions

posted Sep 11, 2017, 1:51 PM by Christian Arnold   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 1:52 PM ]

The paper on Empty Promises and Non Incorporation in Mercosur just came out with the recent issue of International Interactions. This is the link to the journal. 

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