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Open position: Communications Officer 

MediaFutures is looking for a for a dedicated part time (50 %) Communications Officer who will have a key role in raising awareness of our centre’s activities and results. Apply by 26 April 2021 to join the team.
Read more and apply

Seminar: Reflections of Ourselves – Mobile Psychological Assessment with Smartphones

MediaFutures is pleased to announce a seminar with Clemens Stachl from Stanford University.
WHEN: 20 April 2021, 14:00-15:00.
WHERE: Online
ABSTRACT: The increasing digitization of our society radically changes how we use digital media, exchange information, and make decisions. This development also changes how social scientists collect data on human beha...
Read about the seminar

Seminar: DeepFact: Deep Learning for Automated Fact Checking

Associate Professor Vinay Setty from the University of Stavanger will hold a seminar on Thursday 22 April, summarizing the latest updates in the topic of automated fact checking.
WHEN: 22 April 2021, 12:00-13:00
WHERE: Online
ABSTRACT: The interest around automated fact-checking has increased as misinformation has become a major problem online. A typical pipeline for an automated fact-checking system consists of fou...
Read about the seminar

The machines are ready to interpret your feelings and opinions

The MediaFutures research team at the University of Oslo have been featured in an article about Norwegian language technologies in In the article you can read about the contributions of Lilja Øvrelid, Erik Velldal, and our user partner Amedia, and their research that will enable the use of Artificial Intelligence on Norwegian text.
Read the article

Grand Challenge on Detecting Cheapfakes

The University of Bergen, YouTube, TUM and SimulaMet have announced a Grand Challenge on Detecting Cheapfakes as part of the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys). The objective of the challenge is to benchmark algorithms that can be used to detect out-of-context (image, caption1, caption2) pairs, or in other words, the misuse of photographs with conflicting image captions. 
Find out how to participate
Have a good weekend!
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