Welcome Reception & Fireside Chat: Misinformation Evolved: The Long Road Ahead
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 — 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Misinformation Evolved: The Long Road Ahead
Advances and misuse in deep learning and the increasing sophistication of social media technologies have enabled highly evolved methods of creating and disseminating misinformation, or that information which is deliberately intended to deceive. Prominent examples of modern misinformation applications include highly-convincing video “deep-faking” using generative adversarial neural networks, customized phishing techniques using natural language processing and bot technology, and hyper-targeted media dissemination toward specific communities using a range of large-scale network analysis and data harvesting techniques. According to recent accounts from researchers and practitioners, there lies a long road ahead in staving off modern misinformation techniques and campaigns, and the challenge is exasperated by the growing incentives to deceive, as well as the growing availability of tools to produce deceptive media. This fireside chat will address the above topics, and aim to identify opportunities for future research and solutions.
Charles Isbell, John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of the College Computing, Georgia Tech
Uthra Ramanujam, Executive Director, Software Engineering–Operations Innovation and Emerging Technology, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Maja Vukovic, Principal Research Staff Member and Manager, IBM Research
Joel Branch, Vice President of AI Development, Lucd, Inc.