BBC Machine Learning Fireside Chats Presents: The Battle Against Disinformation

BBC Machine Learning Fireside Chats
BBC Machine Learning Fireside Chats
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This MeetUp will be held at our home location, BBC Broadcast Centre, White City (201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TQ).


Please join us at our home location of BBC Broadcast Centre, White City Place, for the July edition of our Machine Learning Fireside Chats.

The Battle Against Disinformation

All around the world, fake news is now the poison in the bloodstream of our societies – destabilising democracy and undermining trust in institutions and the rule of law’ - Speech by Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBCM - Lord Speaker Lecture – Wednesday 20th March 2019

Propaganda, deception, suppression of free speech, have all been enduring issues for every society, but in recent years terms like ‘fake news’ and misinformation have been heard in public discourse with alarming regularity.
So, what is happening to make it a live issue for news organisations? Can anything be done to push back against the wave of disinformation? What type of interventions are needed? Can ML help tackle disinformation?

At this month’s fireside chat we’ll hear from:

Rasha Abdul-Rahim, Deputy Director, Amnesty Tech, Amnesty International

Sam Jeffers, Managing Director, The Shop

Jon Lloyd, Head of European Campaigns (Advocacy), Mozilla

Dr David Corney, NLP Engineer at Full Fact

We will start with some food and drinks, then a hosted discussion followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Registration begins from 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start – food and drinks will be provided from 18:30pm.

Join the conversation and follow us on Twitter: @BBC_MLFireside

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