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Fake News and other AI Challenges for the News Media in the 21st Century


Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM - Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM (CET)

Fake News and other AI Challenges for the News Media...

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The following qualify for free admission: representatives of media organisations, LT-Innovate and EUROSINT Premium Members, public officials, students. Until Nov 29 2018 - 13:00
Nov 28, 2018 Free €0.00
Regular ticket Dec 29, 2018 €378.00 €0.00
Small company/Academic pass Dec 29, 2018 €246.00 €0.00

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This workshop will show how Language Intelligence can support the news and intelligence industries in their effort to track down fake information.

The news production and security industries are undergoing a growing threat from fake news across every media, as are all organisations where accurate, time-bound news on persons, entities and events in specific locations are critical to their business and security.

This threat is two-fold. It is partly due to the ubiquity of digital news sites and an avid readership whose built-in biases are being fed by advertising that can in turn fund the fake news producers. And partly to the existence of digital tools that make it easier to produce such fake content automatically on a massive scale over the internet and especially social media.

The majority of content concerned by the fake news syndrome is textual in nature, whether addressed to readers or listeners. Fake images associated with information sources also play a large role in purveying false information. But text is massively variegated in form (due to the range of words and linguistic structures that can be used), and also comes in different channels (speech/text) and languages. This adds further complexity to the task of fake news identification.



DAY 1: 29 November 2018
13.30 Registration & Coffee
14.00 Welcome -  Mark Pfeiffer, SAIL LABS & Philippe Wacker, LT-Innovate
14.15 Newsroom Technology in 2020 - The Singularity is Not Near - Vincent Tripodi, Associated Press
14.45 Enabling Journalists through Multilingual Media Monitoring - Andreas Secker, BBC News Lab
15.05 Beyond Identifying, Tracking, Blocking and Debunking: the Impact Mechanisms of Disinformation - Kristof Varga, Bakamo Social Public
15.25 Humans and Machines Learning Together - Stuart W. Shulman, Texifter
15.45 Fact or fake? Who cares? Gerald Czech & Markus Glanzer, Red Cross Austria
16.05 Coffee Break

16.35 Affective Communication in Info Warfare - Andreas Ventsel, University of Tartu

16.55 Russian Information Operations Against Ukraine in 2014-15 - Vladimir Sazonov, University of Tartu
17.15 OSINT & AI to Support the Analyst in the Ever More Digital Age - Mark Pfeiffer, SAIL LABS
17.35 How to Build a Truth Engine - Peter Cochrane, University of Suffolk
18.30 Networking Cocktail

DAY 2: 30 November 2018
09.30 Fake News from a Public Sector Perspective - Christian Gsodam, European Committee of the Regions
09.50 Natural Language Processing for Automated Fact-Checking - Iryna Gurevych, Director @ UKP Lab, TU Darmstadt
10.10 Coffee Break
10.40 Parallel Workshops
- Solving Ethical & Technical Challenges of Fake News - Gerhard Backfried, SAIL LABS, Allan Hanbury, TU WIEN, Bettina Paur, University of Vienna - Discussion (40 minutes): Moderator: Rosy Wolfe, industry expert 

- Towards Technology-empowered Business Models for Secure Journalism & News Quality - Victoria Ertelthalner, University of Vienna, Christian Rainer, Profil, Mustafa Isik, Kerngedanke
Florian Laszlo, FIBEP, Discussion (40 minutes):Moderator: Philippe Wacker, LT-Innovate
12.40 Workshop results presented by Moderators followed by general discussion
13.00 Walking Lunch & Networking

This event is supported by the Vienna Business Agency, LT - Innovate, SAIL LABS Technology, EUROSINT, Media Partner COMS, Networking APTRAD.

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1 Praterstraße
1020 Wien

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 1:30 PM - Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM (CET)

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