Communication

Interview with Professor Alexander Kekulé

Prof. Marion Koopmans: “We will see more of this if we topple natural balances”

Interview on the COVID-19 pandemic with WHO expert Prof. Marion Koopmans, Virologist and Veterinary, Director of Virosciences, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. She was appointed, together with six other leading European experts, as a member of the advisory panel on COVID-19 of the European Commission. How is your assessment: did this virus come as a surprise? This ...

ESMH selection: sources of information about Corona Virus

ESMH selection: sources of information about Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the need for reliable sources of information on the virus and ensuing crisis is more important than ever. To this end, the European Science-Media Hub has compiled a list of such sources, ranging from recognised official international webpages providing daily updates, to data and maps, as well as a selection ...

data picture ESMH press review

ESMH Press Review – March 4, 2020

Data, digital communication, ecosystem preservation & coronavirus impact: check out the ESMH selection of 22 science & tech news published in the last 2 weeks on the web. Pick your favourite from the most popular topics in the mainstream media !

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto about the RETHINK project

RETHING project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Marzia Mazzonetto, Senior Project Manager, Sissa Medialab. What is the objective of the RETHINK project? It is not just a question of mapping the science communication landscape, it is also a question of understanding its evolution. The goal is to understand how science communication is changing. It has ...

RETHINK project: a look at the future of science communication

RETHINK project : a look at the future of science communication

Science communication is no longer the same. A project involving seven European countries aims to understand how science communication has changed. It’s not only a question of knowledge but also a matter of opportunities for the future.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Andy Ridgway about the RETHINK project

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Andy Ridgway about the RETHINK project

RETHING project, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Andy Ridgway, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Bristol, and Principal Investigator for the RETHINK project. What role does UWE Bristol play in the project? At UWE Bristol, we have been involved in some of the earlier phases of ...

EU project : ARTICONF

EU Project : ARTICONF

ARTICONF addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises that proprietary social media platforms have failed to deliver so far. Transparent, decentralised infrastructure : Simplify creation, integration and federation of agile decentralised social media platforms by creating a novel permissioned ...

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Henry Ajder about Deepfakes

The key point I would make about regulating deepfakes is that, in some cases, new laws may be needed, but much of the harm deepfakes cause is covered by existing laws, or could be covered by amending existing laws.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Denis Teyssou about Deepfakes

Synthetic audio means that it will be possible to make any person say anything, making it even easier to make politicians or celebrities victims of deepfake as there is a lot of publicly accessible audio of their voices.

Deepfakes shallowfakes and speech synthesis tackling audiovisual manipulation

Deepfakes, shallowfakes and speech synthesis: tackling audiovisual manipulation

Despite alarmist news stories about deepfakes heralding the end of democracy or truth itself, the technology – for better or worse – is far from perfect, which suggests that there is still a window of opportunity to prepare society, institutions and regulatory frameworks for the moment it is.