“Falsehood flies…and the Truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift the Anglo-Irish writer and satirist in 1710. That was in the 18th century of course. Now in the 21st century, with the advent of the Internet, distribution platforms, and
Have you ever wondered about the birth of bizarre conspiracy theories like QAnon on-line? And why, despite the farfetched fabric of these stories, so many people forsake their family and friends — the people they know — to join a
In early 1997 a UC Berkley based Theoretical Physicist wrote article in Wired Magazine, where he called “attention” the currency of the new economy. He foreshadowed its potential consequences: division, disparity of power, deepening inequality,
Guest: Andrew J. Grotto The term “Deepfake” was first coined by a Reddit user who created a forum of the same name in 2017. The forum was dedicated to the creation and use of deep learning software for digitally swapping
The events of the last few years have underlined that we are awash in disinformation, AND that a large swath of society believes that disinformation to be reality. But disinformation doesn’t just include easily refutable assertions,
Like it or not – we are at war: one of information and disinformation and the stakes cannot be higher. How can we better understand and mitigate, or at least anticipate what is next in a disinformation campaign? For example,
Guest: Carl Gahnberg The field of AI ethics is relatively new, mostly because we are just starting to grasp the implications of advances in AI and therefore decisions that may need to be made by the machines then, or by
Guest: Joanna Bryson Artificial intelligence and machine learning and data are inextricably linked. Yet common misconceptions persist. What is intelligence and is machine intelligence same or better than human intelligence?
Guest: Keith Kirkpatrick Today, retailers collect a wealth of data on consumers, both online and offline. And consumers hand it over, sometimes willingly and sometimes unwittingly. In retail locations surveillance cameras have given way to unobtrusive ...
Guest: Bruce Schneier You have probably heard the saying: “If you are not paying for the product, you ARE the product”. Nowhere is this more acute than on the internet when our personal data is collected, analyzed and used to persuade