I am a research leader at the Institute for Future Studies, on the theme "New Technologies and the future of humanity", guest professor of Migration and health at the department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University and associate professor at the Institute for Analytical sociology at Linköping University.
I am a methodically broad researcher of social science who investigates how culture changes. At the moment I am actively working on how AI will influence society in the coming 15 years and why values and norms change.
In my work I focus on changes of patterns on a societal level depending on large quantities of individual events. Examples of central variables that my explanations are based on are: what governs purchasing decisions, what behaviours are most likely to be punished or what arguments lie behind different values.
With a starting point in these events on an individual level, I make mathematical models that predict societal changes such as changes in the public opinion, or which AI applications that are being spread.
You can read more about my research at:
Pontus Strimling, Irina Vartanova, Kimmo Eriksson (2022), Predicting how US public opinion on moral issues will change from 2018 to 2020 and beyond, Royal Society Open Science
Kimmo Eriksson, Thomas E Dickins, Pontus Strimling (2022), Global sex differences in hygiene norms and their relation to sex equality, PLOS Global Public Health
Emma Engström, Pontus Strimling (2020), Deep learning diffusion by infusion into preexisting technologies–Implications for users and society at large, Technology in Society