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Choose Your Own Reality with Renee diResta and Jonathan Askonas

Thursday April 18 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CEST

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In this SuperSalon, Renée diResta and Jonathan Askonas—both experts in (mis)information in our digital age—will join researcher Nastasia Griffioen to discuss questions like as “What does ‘reality’ mean nowadays?” and “Can everyone choose their own?”

Following years of discussion of disinformation, advances in AI technology can make splits in perceived reality wider—with it growing faster and cheaper to achieve massive social results. What does it mean to create unreality versus denying actual reality? How do new technologies make both possible? Join us for a discussion of the changing information landscape.

Renée diResta is the Technical Research Manager at Stanford Internet Observatory and author of forthcoming book Invisible Rulers. Jon Askonas is a professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, currently working on two books: A Muse of Fire: Why the U.S. Military Forgets What It Learns in War and The Shot in the Dark: A History of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group.

Recommended Readings:

The Supply of Disinformation Will Soon Be Infinite (Renée DiResta, The Atlantic)

AI-Generated Text Is the Scariest Deepfake of All (Renée DiResta, Wired)

It Costs Just $400 to Build an AI Disinformation Machine (Renée DiResta, Wired)

An America of Secrets (Jon Askonas, The New Atlantis)

What Was the Fact? (Jon Askonas, The New Atlantis)

What’s Happened to Consensus Reality? (Jon Askonas, Hidden Forces podcast)

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Thursday April 18
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CEST
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