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Ciara Greene: “How false news and memories change readers’ behaviour”

Cognitive psychologist Ciara Greene studies attention and memory at University College Dublin. Greene recently published a study on how pandemic-related false news changes people’s behaviour. In this interview, she talks about their psychological experiments to demonstrate our susceptibility to false news and how misinformation creates false memories. What prompted you to conduct a study on ...

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Making the medical imaging pipeline smarter

An interview with Prof. Dr Daniel Rückert, Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). In 2020, he received a EUR 2.5 million European Research Council (ERC) grant for the five-year project ‘Deep Learning for Medical Imaging: Learning Clinically Useful Information from Images’, which runs from January 2021 ...

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Henry Ajder: “We need to make finding and accessing these tools as difficult as possible”

In 2019, you released a report which found that 96 % of all deepfakes produced depict some kind of image abuse. What has changed since then? Back then, no one really knew what the deepfake landscape looked like. Our report, The State of Deepfakes, was the first research that mapped it comprehensively. One of the most ...

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Mariëtte van Huijstee: “Video footage is perceived as evidence”

Mariëtte van Huijstee is an expert on responsible business conduct. She focuses on technology, innovation companies’ societal responsibility and how ongoing digitalisation is changing the fabric of society. Are deepfakes going to play a decisive role in future fake news? I’m afraid they will. Just the potential of actual deepfakes circulating is already impacting how ...

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Edvard Moser: “Neuroscience is evolving at an accelerated speed”

On 12 October, the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA), in collaboration with the International Brain Initiative (IBI) and the Kavli Foundation, organised a workshop at the European Parliament entitled "The International Brain Initiative – Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience”. Keynote speaker was Prof Edvard Moser, founding director of the ...

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Jan G. Bjaalie on international brain research: “We are now in a critical phase”

“Catalysing and advancing neuroscience research through international collaboration and knowledge sharing. Uniting diverse ambitions to expand scientific possibility. And disseminating discoveries for the benefit of humanity.” With this intention, brain researchers all over the world joined forces and formed the International Brain Initiative in December 2017. One of its leading experts is Jan G. Bjaalie, ...

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Joachim Allgaier: “There are advantages and disadvantages to communicating with an online video format”

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Joachim Allgaier about the spread of misinformation on YouTube. Joachim Allgaier is Professor for Communication and Digital Society at the Department of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences of Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany. His research interests concern communication and cooperation in the digital society, including how information and ...

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Simon Clark: “Scientists need to clarify the audience that they’re trying to reach and identify the sub-genre of YouTube video that they want to use.”

A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Simon Clark about using YouTube as a platform to communicate science. Simon Clark is a video maker and science communicator with a PhD in theoretical atmospheric physics. He has created YouTube content since 2010 and is currently working on communicating science through an educational and science-related series on this platform. ...