Technology

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SOMA consortium scales up anti-disinformation efforts across EU Member States

Horizon-2020-supported Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis links academic, technological and media expertise to combat disinformation.

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George Markopoulos : “We trawl through social media because that is where the most heated debates are happening right now.”

George Markopoulos is Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics of the School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian, at the University of Athens. He participated in the ESMH event Virality and influencers in digital communication on 3 April in the European Parliament.

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."

Towards a democratically upgraded artificial intelligence

Towards a democratically upgraded artificial intelligence

AI challenges democracies but democratic institutions, especially in the EU, are not mere bystanders and are in the process of supporting AI and providing a legal framing, through education and regulation.

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Research on autonomous cars has received a boost from the European Parliament, but the technology still raises many questions. Can it be safe and ethical? Will it totally eliminate the need for human drivers? And, of course: when will this happen?

Seminar for journalists. Fighting Disinformation in Digital Age.

Technology and elections : first event for journalists from all 28 EU member states Nov. 6-7, 2018

How technology could be used or misused in electoral campaign? This was the main topic debated during the two-day event in the European Parliament (EP), organised by the European Science-media Hub/ the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) together with the Communication Directorate of the EP.