Failure to push back against the current trajectory of social media platforms could be dire for democracy.
From ChatGPT to Lensa, it feels like AI is here to take over. But despite some impressive results, such systems still have plenty of limitations.
This week: Our ChatGPT and generative AI special. What is it? How does it work? What to do with it? Where to next?
This week: don’t believe the hype – the surprising truth about what is really going on online.
This week: as Instagram tries to become more like TikTok, small businesses protest.
How do facial recognition systems work and what does it mean when anyone can access these artificial intelligence driven platforms?
Wrong, Elon Musk: the big problem with free speech on platforms isn’t censorship. It’s the algorithms
There’s a tension between facilitating free and fair debate on social media, and businesses’ bottom line. And it must be resolved with the public interest in mind.
When social media companies employ opaque algorithms to capture and keep our attention, what power does the individual have to resist?
We discuss why it’s no longer true that automation and AI will make all our jobs easier.
If the historical data used to train an AI system disadvantages certain minority groups, the system can be swayed to follow these patterns in its own decision-making process.
This week: The Social Dilemma, our first movie review on The Future, This Week. We bring in everything we’ve learnt about social media over the past three years.