The application of Artificial Intelligence to digital / online media manipulates the information that reaches us as readers. For example, a so-called echo-chamber may arise where readers only encounter information that reflects one’s own opinions. The Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown that manipulation of information can be used to control beliefs, and thereby actions.
This relationship is explored from two disciplines: linguistics & psychology. We look, for example, at the best NLP methods for detecting biases in (social) media, and the best cognitive models that allow us to make predictions about changes in beliefs and actions.
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