December 6, 2017
Congress Centre
Digital Ethics: Can technology recognise right from wrong? Science and reporting don’t always see eye to eye. Despite there being vast amounts of legitimate scientific and cultural information online, hoaxes, misinformation and post-truth distortion are eroding trust and dividing societies. From elections to health, science and even research integrity - controversy and sensationalism are taking a dangerous precedent over unbiased and accurate reporting of scientific fact. It is more important than ever to reaffirm the role of facts over opinions – so what role should STM publishers play and what are our ethical obligations? This year’s Innovations seminar will bring you expert views on how machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms and smart devices might be used to detect unintended flaws, track the manipulation of data and images and contribute to both greater scientific clarity and better research integrity. Can smarter computing power assist us build trust, help educate stakeholders and the wider public and reaffirm the role of scientific facts? Come and join us as we discover the latest ideas, collaborations, ventures, and products designed to enhance scholarly communications whilst also improving trust and integrity in the research process.