"Conversations" - Proposition: We Can Solve The Fake News Problem

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Conversations (http://lab.nydailynews.com/conversations/) is a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape. Our events will feature panels with insights from the most respected news organizations, the newest disruptive publishers, and tech and media thought leaders. Through conversations, let's work to transform media together.

The role of fake news -- from PizzaGate to the 2016 election -- is of grave importance, and a debate is roiling in tech and media circles about its impact and what can be done to curb it going forward.

By the time we reach the next presidential election cycle, the volume of fake and machine-generated news, information, commentary and debate may explode. From algorithmically composed text to photorealistic video simulations of people and events, from conversational bots to machine-generated audio that is indiscernible from the voices of politicians, there is a high probability that discourse among citizens will take place in a universe of fictions.

This event -- structured as a debate -- will chart and discuss key areas of technological advance that will impact the information landscape and consider how technology companies, media, governments and academia will respond to the benefit or detriment of democracy. It will imagine potential futures, and identify developments that are key to understanding which of those futures is most likely to play out. Crucially, it will ask the audience to decide: can we solve this problem? Or is fake news an unavoidable side effect of the internet?


John Borthwick (CEO, Betaworks)
David Carroll (Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons The New School for Design)
Jane Elizabeth (Senior Manager, American Press Institute)
Sally Kohn (Political Commentator and Columnist, CNN and The Daily Beast)
Dean Pomerleau (Co-Director, Fake News Challenge)
Melissa Ryan (expert in politics and technology)
MODERATOR: Justin Hendrix (Executive Director, NYC Media Lab)


6:00-6:30: Registration / Networking Reception
6:30-8:00: Debate and Q&A
8:00-8:30: Networking Reception

RSVP for the event here: http://www.nydn.us/convos

For 25% off of the admission price, members of this Meetup group may use the discount code: MEETUPFRIEND

Presented by the Daily News Innovation Lab ( http://www.nydn.us/lab ).

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