My Future as a Bond Villain: The Evil Things AI + Social Media Can Do and How To Stop It

 

Jen Golbeck

Professor, College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

 

Monday, November 25
11:00am - 12:00pm

Room 1202, EBU-3B

Faculty Host
Pavel Pevzner and Julian McAuley

Abstract:

Online sharing combined with opaque mass surveillance and powerful analytic tools has led us to a place where data is collected and transformed into incredibly personal insights, often without users' knowledge or consent. This impacts the information they see, the way they interact, and it can be used in deeply manipulative ways. This talk will look at users' feelings about these practices and how they tie back to classic sociological understandings of trust, power, and privacy.

Bio:

Jennifer Golbeck is a Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence and social media, privacy, and trust on the web. She received an AB in Economics and an SB and SM in Computer Science at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.