ESMH regularly publishes articles on topics related to science and new technologies that provoke a lot of media attention and that are important in the European context. Most importantly, the articles are written with the help of science writers in journalistic style and always provide the opinion of one or more scientists on the topic. The publications are accompanied by a selection of links to related information and with a focus on European research and knowledge in the field.
Media literacy to counteract misinformation and disinformation: a challenge we should be taking on
Inaccuracy or intentional manipulation: the circulation of false information has become one of the leading problems we are facing in the digital environment. Now watchdogs are fighting back with a range of solutions.
Libra and cryptocurrency challenges for Europe
Facebook’s announcement that it would introduce a cryptocurrency sparked a debate about the added value, security and regulatory aspects of virtual currencies. What lessons can the EU draw ahead of the potential launch of Libra in 2020?
The QUEST for better science communication in Europe
A major new EU research project is mapping the state of science communication through journalism, social media and museums in several European countries. The goal is to inform future efforts based on a better understanding of communicating science, as well as to produce guides on best practice.
#Tekoälyaika – Finland’s 1% AI education strategy
Finland became the first country in the world offering AI education to the general public. The objective: free AI education for 1% of the population. What is Finland’s aim and will EU countries be able to follow suit in democratising AI and reinforce civic education?
AI could boost journalism with smart tools
Artificial intelligence could be used in the newsrooms and journalists should be trained and prepared for the impact on communication. Experts think that AI can both free journalists from doing the boring stuff and can give them clever new tools for doing things they could never do before. But in the wrong hands, the same technology can also be used to spread disinformation.