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Information Ethics Roundtable Speaker, Jeff Hancock

Title: Can AI Mediate Communication? Understanding AI in Human-to-Human Interaction


Abstract: Computer-mediated-communication, in which machines transmit messages between humans at our behest, is evolving into AI-mediated communication, in which machines now optimize those messages to achieve human goals. Many questions emerge when AI operates between humans in communication. How can we trust one another when it is not clear whether a machine or a human wrote a message? How do we judge others when AI is used to communicate on their behalf? Does the involvement of AI in human communication change the way that humans speak? Finally, what are the ethical and moral implications of using AI to communicate on our behalf? In this talk I’ll address each of these questions, reporting on several studies with my collaborators and lay out some theoretical roadmaps to guide our future thinking on understanding AI-mediate communication.

*This will have an optional pre-read talk, with the paper attached to registrants. 


Please register here: https://forms.gle/N43jdehLD3DCA9d19

Thursday, April 8 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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