WST CEO Prof. Dame Wendy Hall (Southampton University) and long-time collaborator Dr. Kieron O’Hara (Southampton University) have published an article in wired.co.uk about threats to the vision of a global internet.
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Kieron O’Hara is an associate professor in electronics and computer science at the University of Southampton. Wendy Hall is regius professor of computer science at the University of Southampton
A new article about AI gender stereotypes by Sharone Horowit-Hendler (SUNY Albany) and their father WST trustee Jim Hendler (RPI) has been published in Wired magazine.
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Sharone Horowit-Hendler is a PhD student in linguistic anthropology at SUNY Albany with an emphasis on gender studies. Their forthcoming dissertation, Navigating the Binary, is a study of gender presentation in the nonbinary community.
James Hendler is a professor of computer science, director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Application at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. His most recent book, Social Machines: The Coming Collision of Artificial Intelligence, Social Networks and Humanity(Apress, 2017), discusses emerging implications of AI technology.
Phil Howard is the new WSTnet Lab Director for Oxford’s OII (Oxford Internet Institute) and recently gave a distinguished lecture at Southampton’s Web Science Institute (WSI).
Tomorrow’s Leviathan: Intelligent Machines in a Political World
When will an Artificial Intelligence run for elected office? This may seem like a strange provocation– just an invitation to futurism and speculation. Yet AI systems are rolling out across economic, cultural and political life. Professor Philip Howard explores how AI is changing our experience of politics and rewriting democracy’s “terms of service”.
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Philip Howard is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Statutory Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. His research has demonstrated how new information technologies are used in both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. His research and opinion writing has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, and many other international media outlets. Recently, he was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s 2018 “Democracy Prize” and Foreign Policy magazine named him a “Global Thinker” for pioneering the social science of fake news.
As an interdisciplinary topic it may not always be obvious where to find or where to submit web science research and interdisciplinary perspectives. Whilst the list is not exhaustive it may spark some ideas.
Big Data and Society, journals.sagepub.com/home/bds
Ethics and Information Technology, www.springer.com/computer/swe/journal/10676
IEEE Internet Computing, www.computer.org/csdl/magazines/ic
Journal of Web Semantics, www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-web-semantics
World Wide Web, link.springer.com/journal/11280
International Journal of Web Information Systems, www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=ijwis
Computer Law and Security Review, www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-law-and-security-review
International Journal of Law and Information Technology, academic.oup.com/ijlit
Philosophy and Technology, link.springer.com/journal/13347
Technology in Society, www.journals.elsevier.com/technology-in-society
Journal of Internet Commerce, www.tandfonline.com/toc/wico20/current
Journal of Medical Internet Research, www.jmir.org/
International Journal of Internet Science, www.ijis.net/
New Media and Society, journals.sagepub.com/home/nms
Social Media + Society, journals.sagepub.com/home/sms
Journal of Social Media in Society, www.thejsms.org/index.php/TSMRI
Social Networks, www.journals.elsevier.com/social-networks
Online Social Networks and Media, www.journals.elsevier.com/online-social-networks-and-media
Computational Social Networks, computationalsocialnetworks.springeropen.com/
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