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== Intelligence Analysis ==
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== The Bitcoin Controversy ==
  
'''DATE:'''  16 June 2017
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'''DATE:'''  31 August 2017
  
 
'''LOCATION:'''  Kristen Nygaards sal (room 5370), Ole Johan Dahl's House.
 
'''LOCATION:'''  Kristen Nygaards sal (room 5370), Ole Johan Dahl's House.
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'''AGENDA:'''
 
'''AGENDA:'''
  
13:00h Welcome at IFI
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14:00h Welcome at IFI
  
13:15h Talk: ''Intelligence Analysis: Reflections on the Human – Machine Analytic Enterprise from a Behavioral Computer Science Perspective.''
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14:15h Talk: ''The Bitcoin Controversy.''
  
14:00h Discussion
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15:00h Discussion
  
  
'''SPEAKER:''' Tore Pedersen (Norwegian Defence Intelligence School)
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'''SPEAKER:''' Vincent Olislagers (Mikrobankl)
  
 
'''ABSTRACT:'''
 
'''ABSTRACT:'''
Making judgments automatically, without conscious awareness, also termed ‘heuristic processing’, is particularly adaptive and appropriate in situations where people have extensive previous (tacit) knowledge and experience. However, people tend to employ the same heuristic processing mode also in situations where they have less previous experience. In such situations heuristic processing is likely to lead to a biased judgment, whereas analytic processing with conscious awareness would more likely lead to an unbiased judgment.
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This talk will cover the history of bitcoin, and touch on some of the more controversial past and current developments in the cryptocurrency space. It will focus on some of the philosophical differences between the various groups in the community, and will discuss some of the areas of disagreement and their resulting compromises and ultimatums.
This phenomenon may extend also to the machine-based automated knowledge-generation of today and tomorrow: Human biases may unintentionally be imposed on machines through programming of initial algorithms and the biases may sustain in the machines’ automated decision processes. Additionally, machines’ self-adjustment of algorithms in learning processes may, as a result of learning from non-representative data, lead to equally biased output.
 
Moreover, in the process of making inference-leaps from data to knowledge, such as when claiming causal relation between present events or when predicting what the future might look like, validity in analytic products relies on the ability to apply sound scientific reasoning: Knowledge is bounded by the quality and representativeness of collected data, as well as on the limitations of research designs and the assumptions and restrictions inherent in various (statistical) tests. With today’s increased access to data sources and increased data volumes, adherence to the same (traditional) rigorous scientific standards must nevertheless still be applied, both in collection and analysis.
 
Thus, in the human – machine analytic enterprise of today and tomorrow, it is important to be aware of the potential threat from bias, as well as the potential threat from non-adherence to scientific reasoning, because both of these phenomena may have implications for the validity of output from human – machine analytic processes.
 
  
 
'''SPEAKER BIO:'''
 
'''SPEAKER BIO:'''
Tore Pedersen is Associate Professor and Director of Center for Intelligence Studies at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School (NORDIS). He is also visiting researcher at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, and affiliated Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Bjørknes University College. He is currently engaged in empirical research on cognitive aspects of the National Intelligence and Security domain.
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Vincent Olislagers is an interaction designer and cryptocurrency enthusiast, and cofounder of mikro-bank.no, a company that operates bitcoin & litecoin vending machines.
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Vincent got first interested in cryptocurrency as he discovered the interplay between technology, economics & politics that is at the heart of the bitcoin phenomenon.
  
  

Revision as of 18:37, 24 August 2017

The Bitcoin Controversy

DATE:  31 August 2017

LOCATION:  Kristen Nygaards sal (room 5370), Ole Johan Dahl's House.

AGENDA:

14:00h Welcome at IFI

14:15h Talk: The Bitcoin Controversy.

15:00h Discussion


SPEAKER: Vincent Olislagers (Mikrobankl)

ABSTRACT: This talk will cover the history of bitcoin, and touch on some of the more controversial past and current developments in the cryptocurrency space. It will focus on some of the philosophical differences between the various groups in the community, and will discuss some of the areas of disagreement and their resulting compromises and ultimatums.

SPEAKER BIO: Vincent Olislagers is an interaction designer and cryptocurrency enthusiast, and cofounder of mikro-bank.no, a company that operates bitcoin & litecoin vending machines. Vincent got first interested in cryptocurrency as he discovered the interplay between technology, economics & politics that is at the heart of the bitcoin phenomenon.


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