Elections 2023: Analyzing the pre-election political discourse in Greece using AI

iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development) analyzes the pre-election speeches of political leaders in the context of experimental research that combines human expertise with innovative AI models, such as ChatGPT. The analysis identifies topics, assesses sentiment and estimates levels of polarisation and populism.

In collaboration with DATALAB (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and political scientist, PhD candidate Antonis Galanopoulos, the pioneering artificial intelligence model ChatGPT 3.5 turbo was used, as well as human intelligence, to perform algorithmic analyses of the speeches of six Greek political party leaders: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Alexis Tsipras, Nikos Androulakis, Dimitris Koutsoubas, Kyriakos Velopoulos and Yanis Varoufakis.


The working team

Idea & Project Coordination: Thanasis Troboukis, Kelly Kiki (iMEdD)
Journalistic Research/Analysis: Nota Vafea, Katerina Voutsina, Stefania Ibrishimova, Athina Thanasi, Kelly Kiki, Chrysoula Marinou, Thanasis Troboukis, Georgios Schinas (iMEdD)
IT Support: Christos Nomikos, Nikos Sarantos (iMEdD)
Scientific Advisor on Political Theory: Antonis Galanopoulos, PhD Candidate at the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Software Development/ Data Analysis: Pavlos Sermpezis, Stelios Karamanidis, Dimitrios-Panteleimon Giakatos, Ilias Dimitriadis (Datalab, School of Informatics, Aristotle University)
Datalab Director (School of Informatics, Aristotle University): Professor Athena Vakali
Translation: Anatoli Stavroulopoulou

The analysis is covered by a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC 4.0) and is freely available to all interested parties, as long as it is not for commercial use. You may reproduce and/or embed it on your own website, with credit to the author and their source: iMEdD, “Elections 2023: Analyzing the pre-election political discourse in Greece using AI”, 05/3/2023, CC BY-NC 4.0. In case you notice an error in the visualizations, contact [email protected].