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Seminar: Exploring media experience: why is it important to media innovation? Irene Costera Meijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Seminar: Exploring media experience: why is it important to media innovation? Irene Costera Meijer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Date June 17, 2021Time 13:00 - 14:00Venue Online

ABSTRACT: In today’s world, innovation appears to have replaced quality as the dominant concept in metajournalistic discourse. Innovation guards the distribution of financial resources - more investments in technology - and working conditions –more freelance journal...

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Seminar: Computational Psychology in Recommender Systems, Marko Tkalčič, University of Primorska (Slovenia).

Seminar: Computational Psychology in Recommender Systems, Marko Tkalčič, University of Primorska (Slovenia).

Date June 8, 2021Time 11:00 - 12:00Venue Online

ABSTRACT: Recommender systems are systems that help users in decision-making situations where there is an abundance of choices. We can find them in our everyday lives, for example in online shops. State-of-the-art research in recommender systems has shown the benefits o...

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Seminar: AI in the social sciences AND a taxonomy of fake news: Two research themes. Rich Ling, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Seminar: AI in the social sciences AND a taxonomy of fake news: Two research themes. Rich Ling, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Date June 3, 2021Time 13:00 - 14:00Venue Online

ABSTRACT: In this talk, Rich Ling will examine the role of AI in social science research. In addition, he will examine a taxonomy of fake news. In the case of AI in the social sciences, Ling will examine how this technology is emerging as a new tool that will eventually...

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Seminar: Should we have PETs in “smart” homes? Tomasz Kosinski, Chalmers University of Technology

Seminar: Should we have PETs in “smart” homes? Tomasz Kosinski, Chalmers University of Technology

Date May 20, 2021Time 13:00 - 14:00Venue Online

ABSTRACT: This talk is not a lecture. The goal is to use plain English. Why? To simply convey some practical information and insights. About what? On Privacy Enhancing Technologies; PETs for short. What for? So that you can answer the question in the title for yourself....

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