DECIDIS Open Lecture: Machines in the Mix

Steve Jones from University of Illinois at Chicago (US) will deliver the kick-off lecture in the DECIDIS Open Lectures series.

Contemporary media of communication have relied on algorithmic intervention applied to discourse between users to point third parties toward commercial opportunities and point users toward selected content. Increasingly algorithms are applied to discourse between users and machines to create, modify or channel communication and interaction with digital agents.

In this presentation, Steve Jones, Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss the consequences of these emergent forms of human-machine communication with a particular focus on journalism, social and political discourse.

DECIDIS Open Lectures is a bi-monthly series of lectures by internationally leading scholars about democracy, citizenship, and communication in digital society. It's open to the public, and registration is not required.