ADS & AMDS Webinar | COVID-19 and the Media
Dr Becker’s talk on “Truth in science, politics and media. Triangle or trinity?” highlighted:
- The need to improve the quality of the information that is circulating around COVID -19 and that;
- Scientists should be more confident and outspoken and do more to clarify why their knowledge can be trusted – engage citizens in the science.
Emilie’s presentation titled: “Consensus and misinformation in the process of COVID-19 sensemaking”, explored her research on the effects of social media platforms moderating users’ access to COVID-19 misinformation. You can read the full report here.*
*co-authors: Rory Smith, Carina Albrecht, Ivan Kisjes, Eleonora Cappuccio, Pedro Noel, Anthony Burton, Tom Mills, Narzanin Massoumi and Guilherme Appolinário.
CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs helped create startup MotherDuck which aims to connect DuckDB to the cloud. MotherDuck sports some big names: its CEO is Jordan Tigani, founding engineer at Google’s BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform. A big part of the $47.5 million funding comes from Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm, specialized in technology startups.
Breaking ground as the first international conference on Hybrid Human Artificial Intelligence, HHAI22 held its first-ever in-person meeting in Amsterdam in the summer of 2022, establishing the beginnings of an international research community. ADS contributed to the conference by hosting a Meetup around the topic of Hybrid Intelligence.
There are legal rules and ethical frameworks, but little or no practical guidance on responsible design. In her inaugural lecture “System error, please restart”, Nanda Piersma argues what ‘responsible’ means and how we can carry out the (further) development of IT systems in such a way that they earn our trust.