The Cambridge Center

The Cambridge Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, is developing two four-year projects to investigate the interface between technology, expertise and social change: Giving Voice to Digital Democracies & Expertise under pressure.

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Are the experts responsible for bad disaster response?

Are the experts responsible for bad disaster response? 499 310 Federico Brandmayr

A few lessons for the coronavirus outbreak from L’Aquila ~ ~ ~ A few weeks ago, a Facebook group called 3e32 and based in the Italian city of L’Aquila posted a message stating: “whether it is a virus or lack of prevention, science should always protect its independence from the power of those who guarantee…

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Quarantining Online Hate Speech

Quarantining Online Hate Speech 680 332 Stefanie Ullmann

Research Publication “quarantining online hate speech” Ethics and information technology 10 October 2019 Press Release by Cambridge University https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/online-hate-speech-could-be-contained-like-a-computer-virus-say-researchers 17 December 2019 Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow advisory ‘quarantining’ of hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters – offering users a way to control exposure to ‘hateful content’ without resorting to censorship. We…

Expert Bites – Bill Byrne

Expert Bites – Bill Byrne 1000 690 Hannah Baker

Professor Bill Byrne, Information Engineering, University of Cambridge Summary By Hannah Baker 22 November 2019 Professor Bill Byrne’s research is focused on statistical modelling of speech and language, with his current interest being in statistical machine translation. Bill is part of the ‘Giving Voice to Digital Democracies’ team who, as with the ‘Expertise Under Pressure’…

Artificial Intelligence and Social Change

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Talk 19 October 2019 Festival of ideas, cambridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhcKL7pb180&t=16s Dr Marcus Tomalin, Project Manager of Giving Voice to Digital Democracies, gave a talk at the Festival of Ideas on “Artificial Intelligence and Social Change” on 19 October 2019. The Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project investigates the social impact of Artificially Intelligent Communications Technology (AICT).…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Society, Technology

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Tweet Third workshop 30 September 2019 Centre for research in the arts, social sciences and humanities (crassh), cambridge The Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project hosted its third workshop on 30th September 2019 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). The project is part of the Centre for the Humanities and Social…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Gender, Technology

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Tweet second workshop 17 May 2019 Centre for research in the arts, social sciences and humanities (crassh), cambridge The Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project hosted its second workshop on 17th May 2019 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). The project is part of the Centre for the Humanities and Social…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology

The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology 1024 341 Stefanie Ullmann

Tweet Inaugural workshop 25 March 2019 Centre for research in the arts, social sciences and humanities (crassh), cambridge The Giving Voice to Digital Democracies project hosted its inaugural workshop on 25th March 2019 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). The project is part of the Centre for the Humanities and Social…