Jakub Šimko on disinformation algorithms and AI solutions for the future

One needs to be cautious when choosing content on the Internet, on social networks in particular. Not every easy-to-understand content is true. Researchers have proven that social networks, e.g. YouTube, are very weak in preventing the spread of misinformation. They also found out how disinformation bubbles are created, what individuals can do about it and what media owners should do.

This is just a glimpse of the interview with Jakub Šimko, published at zive.aktuality.sk portal. Jakub also talked about how anyone who has the desire and willingness to put their hand to the work can help create a healthier and truer online environment.

In the interview you will learn:

  • what “filter bubbles” on YouTube are,
  • how a person gets into them and whether and how one can get out of them,
  • what research and with what results have been done so far,
  • whether it is technically possible for media owners to change the content on their platforms,
  • how the public can support the research of AI solutions to identify misinformation,
  • for whom doctoral studies at KInIT are suitable.

Are you interested in the topic of misinformation and developments in this area? Read the interview with Jakub Šimko (in Slovak only).