Opening Keynote: Human and Algorithmic (Mis)Judgment: The Cases of Copyright and News

Today, everyone with an Internet connection and a “share” button has the power to be a prolific content producer. Social computing technology has allowed for a huge amount of both creative production and information sharing. This means that a slew of legal, ethical, and social questions around issues like ownership and credibility have now become relevant for millions in a way they’ve never been before. In this talk, I discuss how everyday people have to make complex judgments that are easy to get wrong. The cases of copyright decisions for amateur content as well as information credibility for (fake) news will highlight the challenges of human judgment–as well as the challenges of using algorithms to make these judgments at scale instead.

Location: Crystal B and C Date: November 10, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm photo of Casey Fiesler Casey Fiesler