Interviews

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."

A scientist's opinion : Mark Dubrulle about AI and Democracy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Mark Dubrulle about AI and Democracy

AI definitely is something we need, but I have doubts as to the capacity of present institutions to define a code that could be acceptable for everyone.

A scientist's opinion : Nicolas Spatola about AI and Democracy

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nicolas Spatola about AI and Democracy

Several experiments have shown that AI could reproduce human cognitive bias such as sexism, racism and even become psychopathic.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jack Stilgoe about autonomous cars

I think the uptake of self-driving cars at scale will require substantial changes to behaviours, infrastructures and the rules of the road, as well as improvements in the technology inside the cars.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

Computer vision, including algorithms that process images, still need improvement. They still have a hard time picking up small objects, like animals, as well as distinguishing shadows and dark spaces, like a pothole.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Linda Amaral-Zettler about plastic pollution

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic waste enters the oceans. Plastic pollution is so ubiquitous that scientists have coined a new term for the marine environment: the plastisphere.

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Naomi Anne Fineberg about Screen addiction

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Naomi Anne Fineberg about screen addiction

There is consensus on the need for more study of Problematic Use of the Internet.