After the 2016 US Presidential election technology companies described how AI and algorithms would be deployed to ‘fight misinformation’ and safeguard democracy. Yet in 2020 those promised solutions spectacularly failed.
In this 25 minute discussion, digital media expert Emily Bell talks with algorithm expert Cathy O’Neil about the problems and proposed solutions to the online organization of extremist groups. In particular, they will discuss what hasn’t worked and cannot work, and the types of new thinking required to deal with this issue.
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