Interviews

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos about AI in journalism

Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos, associate professor in communication studies and computer science at Northwestern University where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). His research focuses on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. One of the conclusions of the 2019 ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Natali Helberger about AI in journalism

Interview with Natali Helberger, distinguished university professor of law and digital technology, with a special focus on AI, and affiliated with the Institute for Information Law (IVIR) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focus is on how digitization, algorithms and AI are transforming the media and its implications for public values, diversity in the ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Massimo Galli about covid-19 treatment

Massimo Galli is Professor of Infectious Diseases, Director of the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences Luigi Sacco, University of Milan, and Director of Infectious Diseases III Division, ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy. He is one of Italy’s leading COVID-19 experts. He has published hundreds of scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals. ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Martin Landray about covid-19 treatment

Interview with Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. He is one of the main researchers participating in the Recovery study on dexamethasone. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 17 July 2020. What are the main conclusions ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Gwenan Knight about clusters & superspreading

Interview with Dr Gwenan Knight, assistant professor at the the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. What was the aim of your initial work on COVID-19 clusters for the studies you brought out in May and June, and how did you go about it? Stepping back pre-COVID, one of the things I’m interested in ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Professor Rajib Shaw about clusters & superspreading

Interview with Professor Rajib Shaw at the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University, Japan. What do you see as the most important part of your research on COVID-19 clusters in Japan? I think it was that the cluster-based approach was very important to identify the initial surge in numbers. In January and ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Rosa Arias about citizen science

Interview with Rosa Arias, CEO of Science for Change, coordinator for the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. How is citizen science developing as a field? I hope it will become bigger and bigger. It's receiving quite a lot of support by the European Commission, and at the national ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Cristina Luís about citizen science

Interview with Dr Cristina Luís, professor in science communication at University of Lisbon. She is part of the NEWSERA project, which aims to use citizen science to improve science communication. Why are you focussing on citizen science projects for NEWSERA? We will be dealing with citizen science and science communication, how they interact with each ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Maria Baghramian about PEriTiA

Interview with Maria Baghramian, PEriTiA’s project coordinator Prof Maria Baghramian, MRIA (UCD) is Professor of American Philosophy in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin and co-director of the Postgraduate Programme in Cognitive Science at UCD, which she co-founded in 2000. She has also held visiting posts at Harvard, MIT, University of Yerevan, Institut ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Bobby Duffy about PEriTiA

Interview with Bobby Duffy, leader of PEriTiA’s data collection and analysis team Prof Bobby Duffy, Director of The Policy Institute at King's College London, leads the PERITIA’s data collection and analysis. His responsibility is to ensure the integrity of survey design and analytical approach. He has spent much of his career studying levels and drivers of individual ...