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Fake It or Leave It

February 21st, 2017

Both Facebook and Twitter have been in the firing line over fake news and online abuse. The social media platforms have taken action. But is it too little, too late? The scale of the problem is huge. Globally, billions of Facebook comments and hundreds of thousands of tweets are posted every day. Assuming even a small percentage have nefarious...

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Click discusses with a panel of experts in front of an audience at Dragon Hall at the UK’s Writers’ Centre Norwich, whether the internet could be an inclusive tool for participatory democracy, or whether human nature and polarised opinion inevitably turns it into rudeness and/or toxic fury - something that one of the contributors Professor Mary...

Researchers from MIT say that they are developing an artificially intelligent wearable system that can predict if a conversation is happy, sad or neutral based on a person’s speech patterns and vitals. Click talks with the MIT researchers, Tuka Alhanai and Mohammad Ghassemi. Why buy a router when you can build your own? Carlos Rey-Moreno, one of...

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Asi Burak’s Games for Change

January 31st, 2017

Asi Burak is a veteran of the Games for Change movement which advocates using videogames to encourage empathy and understanding for people such as refugees in flight from war zones. Burak joins Click to discuss videogames such as Peace Maker which centres on the resolution of the Middle East conflict, and his decades-long involvement in the...