23 Mar 2023 17:30 - 18:30 Online & Seminar room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Description

Speaker

Stefanie Ullmann

Summary

We live in a time of extreme polarisation in many areas and parts of life, and modern technological advances have without a doubt played a crucial role in this development.

In this talk, Stefanie Ullmann aims to give an overview of the current risks as well as opportunities posed by artificially intelligent systems in the context of online (de)polarisation. While, on the one hand, we are confronted with feed algorithms, recommender systems, filter bubbles and echo chambers, we can, on the other hand, make use of techniques such as redirect search, digital nudging, quarantining and even automated counter-speech or storytelling to disrupt the development of radicalisation and polarisation online. She will explore in more detail how artificial intelligence contributes to the spreading of hate speech and radical ideas, and how it can be used to interrupt this process and prevent further polarisation.

Dr Stefanie Ullmann is a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

This event is part of the Cambridge Festival 2023.

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