Rick Weiss, the founding director of SciLine, will offer a free talk on November 15, 5:30 p.m. in Brown Hall W210 at the Colorado School of Mines about “Evidence in an Era of Synthetic Credibility.”
The digital democratization of information is proving to be a mixed blessing. Individuals and populations once marginalized and voiceless now have instant access to influential communication channels and a chance to join the global marketplace of data and ideas. But this borderless information ecosystem has also turned out to be fertile terrain for con artists and provocateurs who are using increasingly available and sophisticated technology to obfuscate on an unprecedented scale and undermine institutions that have historically been central to social stability. The race is on to develop approaches that can accurately assess credibility in real time, and elevate evidence to its rightful place.
SciLine is a philanthropically supported, free service affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science that connects scientists and other experts to journalists covering science, health, and the environment.
The talk is free, but reserve your spot online. Refreshments will be served.