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  US Mountain Time
 

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The Santa Fe Institute hosted ACtioN’s Annual Risk Meeting with UBS to explore Beliefs, Narratives, and Market Structure on October 7th & 8th, 2020. Narratives and belief dynamics impact market structure, market behavior, and by extension market risk. For example, belief convergence drives crowding, contagion, and the growing prevalence of passive management. Belief instability drives market volatility. This meeting seeks to examine market risk through the lens of belief dynamics, changing narratives, and market structure.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Day 1: The Spread and Manipulation of Beliefs and Narratives Wednesday, October 7th

Sense-Making at Scale with Simon DeDeo

Simon’s talk focused on understanding how explanations work, and exploring the systematic ways in which explanations go wrong. He puts belief in extreme conspiracy theories on a continuum with healthy epistemic practices. In so doing, Simon tries to identify the universal mechanisms that drive belief adoption, such as Unification, Concision, Validity, and Consilience. In the second half of the talk, he focuses on consilience. He first demonstrates the role of consilience in shaping the direction of scientific progress, but then shows how consilience fuels the growth of anti-social conspiracy-based internet communities such as QAnon and the Red Pill.

Sense-Making at Scale with Simon DeDeo

AuthorsSimon DeDeo

Short Clip: Sense-Making at Scale with Simon DeDeo

AuthorsSimon DeDeo

Measurements of Timelines, Fame, Story Turbulence, and Collective Chronopathy with Peter Dodds

Short Clip: Measurements of Timelines, Fame, Story Turbulence, and Collective Chronopathy with Peter Dodds

Practitioner Panel Discussion Risk 2020 Day 1

Short Clip: Practitioner Panel Discussion Risk 2020 Day 1

The Complexity Economics Revolution with J. Doyne Farmer

Short Clip: The Complexity Economics Revolution with J. Doyne Farmer

Culture, Conformity, and Strategic Uncertainty with Willemien Kets

Short Clip: Culture, Conformity, and Strategic Uncertainty with Willemien Kets

Practitioner Panel Discussion Risk 2020 Day 2

Short Clip: Practitioner Panel Discussion Risk 2020 Day 2

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