Today we had a meeting with Henrik Asheim, the Norwegian Minister for Higher Education and Research, to outline our Emotional Contagion (EmotiCon) project and present some of our initial findings.

Here is a link to the Powerpoint I used for the presentation.

We are now working on papers presenting our findings from the social media analysis and panel survey and, of course, on the promised multi-agent artificial intelligence model – or “digital twin” of Norway – on which we hope to do simulation experiments to understand and prevent the spread of anxiety, stigma, and misinformation during times of crisis.