In one recent example, social media was used to fuel the use of ivermectin, as a Covid-19 treatment. “It’s important to better assess how social media is evolving,” he says, in order understand how it might be possible to reconfigure it. “While the identification of problems may vary, it’s hard to find anyone defending the current environment of social media,” says BKCIS co-founder Jonathan Zittrain. Our MSc is also an ideal entry point for PhD research in the field of digital media.

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We regularly give talks to educate the wider public on the social and environmental benefits of reusing IT equipment. “We try to track every homicide that happens in Los Angeles county, have a post for every person,” Welsh explains in the presentation. “We don’t have enough resources to do a lot of reporting on all of that but a certain amount of information based on the coroner’s data can be automated.” Film and Television Production students visit leading studio A group of students went to the ARRI LED volume studio in Uxbridge to hear from industry leading experts on filming and lighting a mixed reality setting.

This is clearly a turning point for media and all eyes will be on how both publishers and platforms respond to this crisis of credibility. But part of the analysis also reminded us of the structural and economic backdrop; how hollowed out journalism has become, particularly outside metropolitan centres. A raft of initiatives over so called ‘fake news’ from both publishers and platforms fail to restore public trust.

A new Twitter bot, Smile Vector, shows how artificial intelligence could open up a new world of image, audio, and video fakery. It scrapes the web for pictures of celebrities and changes their expressions using a deep-learning-powered neural network. Has created a VR studio, with a cross functional team including journalists, designers, a project manager and a commercial lead.


Working within the marketing team, Karim will be providing creative support to promote Captec’s range of services and capabilities across a wide range of… This online event takes place on Thursday, 27th January 2022 at 3.30pm-6.30pm BST on Zoom. A livestream will be provided for those who were not able to complete the registration. We are passionate about making IT available to everyone and bridging the digital divide. “I hate to break it to him but computers have already won the Pulitzer Prize. A half dozen of them, starting in 1989.”

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Bell describes how Narrative Science “turns data into stories of a type which will not be winning many Pulitzers”. The Los Angeles Times is not the only news outlet to publish stories written by robots. “Part of that is automated and part of that is human,” Welsh told, with a real reporter then expanding on the first line. Another source of data Los Angeles Times reporters receive is a daily email with a csv attachment detailing the arrests made by the famous LAPD the previous day. “Ken wrote the algorithm that sits on top of earthquake notifications,” Schwencke’s colleague Ben Welsh, a database producer at the Los Angeles Times, told “The structured data comes in and Ken has an algorithm that says if the earthquake is close to California and over a certain magnitude it is ‘news’.