If you want to model culture in virtual agents, you first need to give them a motivational system. This is what we, a set of researchers in EU-project eCute, did in the study reported here. We created the virtual world of TRAVELLER. The agents in this world have an emotional life driven by status worthiness … Read more Modelling culture in intelligent virtual agents
Gert Jan Hofstede is pleased to invite anyone interested to his inaugural address. He will deliver it in the Aula (Auditorium) of Wageningen University on 17 January 2019 at 4PM. This talk marks his appointment as a personal professor of ‘Artificial Sociality’ at the Information Technology group, Social Sciences, Wageningen University. The lecture will be … Read more Save the date: Gert Jan Hofstede’s inaugural speech 17 Jan 2019
As of 17 May 2018, Gert Jan was appointed personal professor of Artificial Sociality at Wageningen University. A ‘personal professor’ at Wageningen is a full professor academically, without management role. This appointment is an acknowledgement of the scientific value of Gert Jan’s work on modelling social life. To know more, read his vision on artificial sociality here: … Read more Gert Jan Hofstede appointed professor of Artificial Sociality
Social life from a distance If you look at social life from a distance, humans are like huge colonies of ants following rather simple rules. These rules are about status and power. Our social world is a status-power arena: people give status to those they love, repect, or fear, and they use power on those … Read more The status-power arena: social status and gender in groups
Lost in translation People answer questionnaires differently depending on the language in which they anser it. Typically, answers are more bland in foreign languages. Some meaning is lost in translation, because the heart is more closely connected with a mother tongue. This is why creating good translations of questionnaires can be important in cross-cultural reasearch. … Read more Macedonian translation of VSM 2013 on www.geerthofstede.eu
GRASP agents In his job at Wageningen University, Gert Jan is involved in Artificial Intelligence. He argues that in our time of robots and Internet of Things we need not only artificial intelligence; more urgently, we need artificial sociality. He proposes the GRASP acronym for artificial agents that know how to behave across groups and … Read more Artificial sociality: Giving artificial agents a GRASP of social life
Gert Jan Hofstede will speak twice in Shanghai next week. Cleveringa Event 29 November On 29 November, Gert Jan will speal at the Dutch consulate. Alumni of Leiden University, Wageningen University and other Dutch universities are invited. More information, and registration: http://www.luf.nl/cleveringa; select ‘Shanghai’ and register. Gert Jan will speak under the title ‘Homo fabricatus’ or … Read more Gert Jan speaks in Shanghai 29 & 30 Nov: Cleveringa & Seedlink
Audra Mockaitis provided a Lithuanian version of the VSM. You can find it here.
We received a version of the VSM2013 in Hong Kong Chinese. It can be downloaded from here.
Are you in any way connected with contacts between old Europeans and immigrants? Foundation connect2us aims to help newcomers to Europe find their way. They offer materials such as cartoons and stories that help both older residents and newcomers understand issues around leadership, negotiation and communication. The training is available in English and Dutch. It … Read more Old and new Europeans:how to get along?