Pontus Strimling

Photo: Cato Lein

I am a research leader at the Institute for Futures 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.

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Three recently published works