Erik Ström, Director, Information and Communications Technology Area of Advance
10:00 Looking for the truth in the post-truth era
Ivan Koychev, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He gives a brief overview of automatically finding the claims and facts in texts along with confirmation or refutation.
10:30 Computational Fact-Checking for Textual Claims
Paolo Papotti, Associate Professor, EURECOM, France. He will cover the opportunities and limitations of computational fact-checking and its role in fighting misinformation. He will also give examples from the "infodemic" associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:10 Panel discussion.
In the panel:
Moderator Graham Kemp, professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers.
Sheila Galt, retired professor of Applied Electromagnetics, Chalmers. Engaged researcher in the Swedish Skeptics Association (Vetenskap och Folkbildning, VoF) for many years.
Bengt Johansson, professor in Journalism, University of Gothenburg. He has a strong focus on the field of media, power, and democracy.
Jenny Wiik, researcher and project leader for Media & Democracy. Her research is looking into, e.g., automation of journalism.
The keynotes, Ivan Koychev and Paolo Papotti are also part of the discussion.
12:00 The end