I am a mathematically inclined linguist and I work on statistical analyses of human language as it can be observed in live usage.
I am a Principal AI Scientist at Silo AI, where I work on generative language models, and I am a docent of language technology at Helsinki University. I have been a researcher at SICS (now RISE ICT) for 20 years, I co-founded and then worked at Gavagai, a text analysis company for 10 years, and a researcher at Spotify for 4 years. I have during the past years also been in various research-related roles at IBM Nordic Laboratories, Columbia University, Xerox PARC, New York University, Yahoo! Research in Barcelona, Recorded Future, Stanford University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. My research interests and selected publications are here.
I am currently a board member at Gavagai, Berättarministeriet, Institutet för analytisk sociologi at Linköping University, and Statens medieråd; I been an advisor to a number of companies and other organisations including Recorded Future, Storytel, and Kungliga biblioteket. I have also worked as a brand name and market communication consultant through my own company Nordtal.
Besides my own research, I regularly organise research events and supervise MSc and PhD students. For fun, I have started putting together my academic ancestry.
I can be found on Mastodon and on Twitter (mostly in Swedish), I write the occasional note on technical and academic matters.
Ibland deltar jag i mer offentlig debatt eller i populärvetenskapliga sammanhang och ibland gör jag en del anteckningar om annat.