When it comes to evaluating credibility, people are notoriously biased. But can artificial intelligence reliably pinpoint suspicious, misleading, or false speech online? In this session, we’ll discuss the techniques companies like Facebook and Google are using to combat fake and misleading content, as well as the ramifications of those techniques.
This workshop is part of The Art of Research: Inside the Black Box series. “The Black Box” is a STEM metaphor for systems in which one sees inputs and outputs, but not the inner workings. In many ways, the modern research process is one such “Black Box.” In this special series of The Art of Research, we examine the hidden computational processes behind common research tools and techniques. We focus on, to the degree possible, the algorithms and AI principles underlying relevance ranking, automated evaluation, and even publishing practices.
The Art of Research Workshop Series by Samantha Kirk
Friday, April 6, 2018
Class of 1968 Seminar Room (Rm 124)
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: Weigle Information Commons
Featured, Information Literacy