Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Data behaving badly

Dominic Delmolino, fcw.com

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Currently, the State Department has a project underway that aims to understand if propaganda bots are spreading false information to influence the public. At the 2018 SXSW conference [JB see], Presidential Innovation Fellow Amy Wilson and Shawn Powers, executive director of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], discussed their plans to authenticate bot announcements. One such approach is to flag data that deviates from or conflicts with a known context. ...

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