Studies reveal verified social media users are fueling COVID-19 fake news

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A pair of new studies show that verified accounts, not necessarily bots, might be driving the spread of misinformation on social media. Read More.

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Researchers find people are more receptive to social robots during the pandemic

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In a preprint study, researchers present evidence that perceptions of social robots are changing for the better as a result of the pandemic. Read More.

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Study flaws might be obscuring the role of personality in human-robot interactions

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Researchers at the University of Michigan find flaws in previous studies investigating the role personality plays in human-health care robot interactions.

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The AI industry is built on geographic and social inequality, research shows

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Researchers find that the AI industry is build on geographic and social inequality, but opportunities exist to change this. AI Big Data Cloud Dev Enterprise Social VB Home Page ai artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial inequality machine learning research study

Study identifies thousands of Twitter bots amplifying conspiracy theories ahead of the U.S. elections

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AI Big Data Business Dev Social ai artificial intelligence bots Conspiracy conspiracy theories elections machine learning study Twitter U.S. Researchers at the University of Southern California found evidence of bots spreading conspiracies ahead of the U.S. elections. Read More.

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Microsoft researchers say NLP bias studies must consider role of social hierarchies like racism

Venture Beast

Microsoft AI researchers say NLP bias researchers should consider language's role in maintaining unjust social systems and explain who bias harms and how.

Are we just ants in a death spiral? Researchers call for scientific studies of social media networks

GeekWire

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public are studying the science behind social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and others. GW: What is the path to more responsible social media?

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Abortions Prescribed Virtually Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds

GizModo VR

The study found that a large majority of women who received medication abortions in California last year via telehealth service required no follow-up medical care, and no major adverse events were reported.

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Study finds that even the best speech recognition systems exhibit bias

Venture Beast

A new study finds that even state-of-the-art algorithms are susceptible to bias against certain groups of speakers. Read More.

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PNAS Editor Acknowledges Controversy of Facebook Study

CTOvision

Since its June publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, Facebook’s Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion through Social Networks – a psychological experiment that manipulated the level of optimism or pessimism of users’ news feeds and measured subsequent Facebook activity – has received almost universally negative attention online. By Shannon Perry.

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AI can estimate corporate greenhouse gas emissions

Venture Beast

Researchers claim to have developed a model that can estimate the greenhouse gas emissions of companies in a range of industries. Read More.

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Outlandish Stanford facial recognition study claims there are links between facial features and political orientation

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A controversial study from Stanford-affiliated researchers claims to find links between facial features and political affiliation. Read More.

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Nonprofit takes D&D digital to help kids who struggle socially, and to study its own impact

GeekWire

The founders of the nonprofit had gathered heaps of anecdotal evidence that tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons could help kids who struggled socially — whether they had autism, ADHD, anxiety or other challenges — learn to more successfully interact with others.

In Controversial Study, Facebook Investigates Networks of Emotions

CTOvision

A recent political opinion study conducted by the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology found that altering individual news feeds has the potential to influence political opinions vis-à-vis election candidates – and could ultimately influence the outcomes of elections themselves. In a world where billions are connected by online social networks, these findings are significant indeed. According to many online sources, Facebook users were not pleased by the study.

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Study finds 195 robot deployments worldwide in response to the pandemic

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A new preprint study identified over 195 robot deployments launched in response to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Read More.

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University of Michigan study advocates ban of facial recognition in schools

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A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan advocates for a ban on facial recognition technologies in schools. Read More.

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How AI could block the massive economic and social opportunity to tap hidden talent

Trends in the Living Networks

An incisive Harvard Business School study points to over 27 million US workers (no doubt the scope is similar in other nations) whose capabilities are underutilized.

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Apple Study Affirms That Women Do in Fact Have Cramps During Their Periods

GizModo VR

Apple added period-tracking to the iOS Health app and launched a clinical study into women’s health back in 2019.

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Most People Don't Lose Weight Long Term, Study Finds

GizModo VR

The study tracked people in the general public for over a decade and found that those who were already overweight or obese tended to stay overweight or obese. New research is the latest to suggest that sustained weight loss is extremely difficult for most people.

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New study will show misinformation on Facebook gets way more engagement than news

The Verge

A new peer-reviewed study from researchers at New York University and the Université Grenoble Alpes in France will show that misinformation got six times as much engagement on Facebook as real news, The Washington Post reports. Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge.

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Study: Colleges Handing Out Esports Scholarships Give Almost 90% of Them to Men

GizModo VR

Today in infuriating news: Colleges and universities rushing to roll out esports scholarships have given almost 90 percent of them to men, according to an Associated Press study.

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The latest chapter in a 100-year study says AI’s promises and perils are getting real

GeekWire

The report, titled “Gathering Strength, Gathering Storms,” was issued today as part of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, or AI100 , which is envisioned as a century-long effort to track progress in AI and guide its future development.

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CIOs And The Problem Of Social Engineering

The Accidental Successful CIO

Social engineering is how the bad guys get employees to say too much Image Credit: Alexandre Formagio. These days they use a more sophisticated attack: social engineering. What Is Social Engineering? How Can A CIO Counter Social Engineering?

3 Top Things to Know About Social Engineering

SecureWorld News

On a recent SecureWorld Sessions podcast episode, Social Engineering: Hacking Humans , host Bruce Sussman spoke with Christopher Hadnagy, an entrepreneur and author of five books about social engineering and hacking the human. 1 How do you define social engineering?

MIT global study on social business: Executives increasingly understand the value and success drivers

Trends in the Living Networks

MIT Sloan Management Review together with Deloitte have just launched 2012 Social Business Global Executive Study and Research Project , drawing out some very interesting insights from a survey of almost 3,500 executives from 115 countries. Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing? The role of social business in attracting and retaining talent is fortunately now well recognized. Future of work Social media Social networks Web 2.0

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97% of young women have been sexually harassed, study finds

Mashable VR

The study found that 97 percent of women aged 18 to 24 have experienced sexual harassment in public spaces, and more than 70 percent of women of all ages have endured such behaviour. More about Harassment , Social Good , and Identities. Harassment Social Good Identities

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Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media

CTOvision

Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. The report explains that studies have found that people are typically not willing to voice their opinion in public places if they perceive that their point of view is not widely shared. Put another way, most people are unwilling to “stick their neck out” in social situations. By Shannon Perry.

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Pandemic-Related Unemployment Linked to 30,000 Excess Deaths in U.S., Study Finds

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A new study out Thursday is one of the first to try measuring deaths during the pandemic that were caused not by the virus itself but by the economic devastation it sparked. pandemic unemployment health labour law covid 19 pandemic labor articles social issues

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Problematic study on Indiana parolees seeks to predict recidivism with AI

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Alexa, please! Study suggests kids know how to talk differently to virtual assistants and humans

GeekWire

Children in the study interacted with different animated images. (UW Kids taught to say “Bungo” to get a smart assistant to speed up know they are talking to a robot and don’t use the same tone with humans, according to a new study.

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ProBeat: RIP YouTube TV, you’ll make a great case study

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State Prisons Fueled Covid-19 Spread in Their Areas Last Spring, Study Suggests

GizModo VR

The study found a link between increased cases of covid-19 during the first wave last year and counties where state prisons were located. New research out Tuesday supports fears that at least some prisons in the U.S. have been a breeding ground for the pandemic.

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Study: Far-Right Propaganda Gets the Most Engagement on Facebook, Especially When It's Lies

GizModo VR

Shocker: Despite conservatives’ endless kvetching about the supposed liberal bias of Silicon Valley technocrats, one of the easiest ways to go viral on Facebook is spouting extreme, far-right rhetoric, according to a new study by New York University’s Cybersecurity for Democracy project.

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Study: Increased customer expectations are driving corporate uptake of social media

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the pointed themes that emerged from the study was that customer expectations are driving uptake of social media and digital intiatives. This happens to be highly aligned with my perspective that increased expectations are at the heart of social change, as expressed in my Transformation of Business framework. Overwhelmingly organizations are adopting online, mobile, and social media simply because their customers expect the value and convenience of these channels.

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Facebook News Consumers Are More Anti-Vaccine Than Fox News Viewers, Study Finds

GizModo VR

Joe Biden might want to consider re-backpedaling after backpedaling his accusation that social media companies [Facebook] are “killing people” by spreading vaccine conspiracies and bunk. A new study suggests that Facebook’s news consumers are inordinately unwilling to get the covid-19 vaccine.

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Making social media happen in government: case study of NSW Department of Education

Trends in the Living Networks

I’m at the launch meeting of the social media community of practice set up by Institute of Public Administration NSW (IPAA). At the conference I wrote about the case study of Queensland Police , which is a great example of government bodies creating value through social media. At today’s event Tracey Sen of the NSW Department of Education & Training (DET), which has 110,000 employees, presented on the Department’s social media initiatives.

Up to Half of New Diabetes Cases in U.S. Are Linked to Obesity, Study Finds

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Crowdsourcing for social development and economic opportunity: Case study of Malaysia

Trends in the Living Networks

The overall strategic framework is to focus on both competitiveness and social equity and inclusiveness. One of the most important reasons to do so is social development. . Crowdsourcing initiatives that are designed from the ground up from a social perspective, such as Samasource and CloudFactory can make provide opportunities to the disadvantaged, equalizing the distribution of wealth and opportunity in a highly connected world.

Researchers discover evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs

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Researchers examine the ethical implications of AI in surgical settings

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I Hate That Conoco Is So Good at Social Media

GizModo VR

It’s a 46-minute mix of songs titled “Lofi glug glug mix – beats to drive/study to.” There’s a video on YouTube I keep coming back to, even though I absolutely hate it.

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Microsoft researchers use Bing data to track shifting human needs during the pandemic

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How To Make Use Of The Internet: It Is More Than Just Social Media

TechnoBezz

The internet has many uses, and it is not all about social media. There are so many resources available to you apart from social media. See also: Should We Limit The Time We Spend On Social Networks. You can study courses online for free.

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