402170 VU/2 VU Politikwissenschaftliche Schwerpunktsetzung 1: "Communicating with robots: discussing chatbots and social bots "

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402170
VU Politikwissenschaftliche Schwerpunktsetzung 1: "Communicating with robots: discussing chatbots and social bots "
VU 2
5
Block
each semester
German

Students advance their knowledge in political science by specialising in different areas of the field.

At least since the last Facebook Developer Conference F8 2916, bots have been an important topic in the online and media sector. Virtual assistants and chatbots promise easier handling of everyday life questions and activities. In the field of political propaganda and PR, debates focus mainly on social bots. These are used to form political opinions and automatically spread fake news in social networks.  They are programmed on simple key words and thus scan twitter timelines and Facebook posts to simulate human communication. In this module, different theoretical and practical approached to these topics will be presented and discussed.

Presentation of a paper; participation in discussions

Assessed paper

Will be introduced in the first lesson and via OLAT.

successful completion of compulsory module 1 to 3

not applicable

The lecture series is designed for the preparation and follow-up of the Media Day of the University of Innsbruck to be held on November 21, 2017 on „Talk with the Bots. The machine understands you“ (cf. http://medien.uibk.ac.at).

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20.10.2017