Julia is a comic essayist and academic best known for her piece We Need to Talk, AI. Her works condense complex topics from her experience in economics, innovation, and data science.
What can be done?
Unregulated internet platforms threaten one of the great opportunities of the internet: the objective, open exchange of experience and knowledge so that we can learn from each other in order to deal with our challenges as humanity in the best possible and constructive way.
Artificial intelligence may help us to find technical solutions — but we must also negotiate how best to walk the fine line between freedom and control.
A study by King's College London researchers found that internet platforms became amplifiers of COVID-19 misinformation on an enormous scale, inhibiting health-protective behavior.