Month: January 2018

January 31, 2018 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

In 29 January 2018 NPR’s Podcast “Lost in Translation” Dr. Lera Boroditsky, a cognitive science professor at the University of California, San Diego, talked about the power that language has over us in shaping our thinking. She argued that “features like grammatical gender and reading direction can have a real effect on the way we…

January 29, 2018 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On 5 October 2017 Dr. Rubin gave a speech in Montréal at the Workshop entitled “Les fausses nouvelles : le nouveau visage d’un vieux problème” [Fake News: A New Face of the Old Problem]. The Workshop was organized by le Centre d’études sur les médias by the Laval University, Université de Montréal and UQAM. Her…

January 26, 2018 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On 23 January 2018 Victoria Rubin was invited to speak to a group of engineering students and researchers. The talk was about creating more morally-savvy natural language processing technologies, for instance, those that could potentially weed out misinformation and disinformation in online news. Rubin noticed 3 alarming trends in online environments: proliferation of misinformation and…

January 11, 2018 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Strategies That Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital MediaWednesday, March 7, 2018 @12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in FNB 4070Presented by Victoria Rubin, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Toluwase Asubiaro and Chris Brogly AbstractIn this team-talk FIMS LiT.RL lab researchers will discuss manipulative components of digital news, from seemingly harmless to potentially misleading and…

January 11, 2018 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

On February 13, 2018 Dr. Rubin presented at the Information Without Borders Conference. The working title of her talk is The Disinformation Triangle: The Epidemiology of “Fake News”. Draft Abstract: “In 2018 the spread of misinformation and intentionally deceptive information in digital news and social media platforms reached unprecedented volumes. In addition to unintentional inaccuracies…

January 11, 2018 Rubin, Victoria 1 comment

Come join the London sections of IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Young Professionals for “Algorithms with a Moral Compass: Detecting Lies, Satire, and Clickbait” with Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Director of Language & Information Technology Research Lab, Western University. When: Tuesday, Jan….

January 11, 2018 Rubin, Victoria 1 comment

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Andrew Woods, a first year PhD student from Theory and Criticism at Western, presented his talk entitled “The Faked Death of Real News: Why Delusion is Here to Stay”. The talk generated a lot of interest: some of the attendees were standing in the back for the entire one and…