Interviews

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Anja Bechmann

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Anja Bechmann about SOMA consortium

SOMA consortium, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Anja Bechmann, Professor of Media Studies and Director at DATALAB - Center for Digital Social Research. Regarding SOMA, your research will look at psychological principles relating to disinformation. Can you elaborate on that? The ‘fake news’ discussion revolves around the underlying assumption that if we prevent ‘fake news’ ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nikos Sarris about SOMA consortium

SOMA consortium, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Nikos Sarris, SOMA Project Coordinator, Head of ATC Innovation Lab. Can you explain how SOMA, ATC, TruthNest and Truly Media work and how they fit together? At ATC, we have been working for almost 10 years on ways to help professionals assess the trustworthiness of online content. As ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Holger H. Hoos

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Holger H. Hoos about AI education

AI education strategy, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Holger H. Hoos, Professor of Machine Learning at Universiteit Leiden (NL). What is CLAIRE? CLAIRE is a large network of AI researchers, including the European Space Agency and national governments, namely Belgium, the Czech Republic, Italy and Luxembourg, with additional national governments about to join. As of ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Teemu Roos

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Teemu Roos about AI education

AI education strategy, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Teemu Roos, Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Helsinki (FI). How successful is the Elements of AI course? The Elements of AI course has been a huge success, with over 160 000 signups from all over the world within one year of its launch. ...

Mattia Perreti a scientist's opinion about impact of AI on the newsroom

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Mattia Peretti about impact of AI on the newsroom

Studying the impact of AI on the newsroom, a scientist's opinion Interview with Mattia Peretti, manager of the project ‘Journalism AI’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The project is funded by the Google News Initiative and started in April 2019. What is the aim of the project ‘AI in journalism’? ...

David Graus a scientist's opinion about AI-tools for journalists

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with David Graus about AI-tools for journalists

Developing AI-tools for journalists, a scientist's opinion Interview with David Graus, AI-researcher and data scientist working for FD Mediagroep in The Netherlands. Which AI-tools for journalists are you in your company developing? We are working on two project. One is called SMART Journalism, the other is called SMART radio. Both projects are funded by Google’s ...

A scientist's opinion Lisa-Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert about online disinformation in elections

Online disinformation in elections, a scientist's opinion Interview with Lisa- Maria Neudert, is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute and Researcher with the Project on Computational Propaganda. Will you be observing the EP elections? What are the main challenges? Yes, we are currently preparing to analyse the EP elections in May and are ...

A scientist's opinion Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kajsa Falasca about online disinformation in elections

Online disinformation in elections, a scientist's opinion Interview with Kajsa Falasca, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communication Science (MKV) at the research centre DEMICOM at Mid University Sweden. Prior to last year's elections in Sweden, huge numbers of fake news items were posted on Twitter, concerning Islam and immigration ...

A scientist's opinion Kalina Bontcheva, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Kalina Bontcheva about Technology & Disinformation

There is a strong need for data protection laws that can adequately address the challenges of user data being misused and harvested without consent by third-party applications, political parties/politicians, researchers, and others.

A scientist opinion, Trisha Meyer & Chris Marsden, an ESMH interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Trisha Meyer & Prof Chris Marsden about Technology & Disinformation

"In struggling to find a sustainable business model for the online environment, many traditional media providers have become almost exclusively reliant on advertising."