While the open internet allows for the best fact checking ever available, many are trapped in echo chambers where lies keep bouncing around until they sound like truth and resonate with their beliefs. The press is under pressure and sometimes willing to trade quality and analysis for attention. All this is affecting how we decide, vote, participate in public life.

And while people struggle with facts, machines are becoming very good at processing reality and finding new meanings: from storing “truth” in the blockchain to develop artificial intelligence able to interpret and predict our world and drive around town.

"Facts." is the main theme of State of the Net 2016.

State of the Net is a conference where you decide to go, not a conference where you pass by chance. Come and share two days of long term thoughts about the internet and its impact on our society, together with some of the most acclaimed experts and visionaries from Italy and all over the world.

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2015: Algorithms
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2014: Smart Life
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2013: Complexity
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2012: Big Challenges
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2008: Today and Tomorrow
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Glaser, Quattrociocchi, Semple to speak at #SotN16 in Trieste

It’s only two weeks before State of the Net 2016, time to plan your trip to Trieste on the 28th and 29thof October. We recommend you register today to make sure to find your personalised badge waiting for you at the conference (you don’t want to miss it, it’s a collectible! ;) We have a brand new location: State of the Net 2016 will be […]

State of the Net 2016 to be held in Trieste on October 28th-29th

Today we’re glad to announce that State of the Net 2016 will be held in Trieste (Italy) on the 28th and 29th of October. You can register and book your seat today. We are happy to be back in Trieste and in Friuli Venezia Giulia, after the 2015 conference in Milan! On Friday, October the 28th we will host a preview with the participation of local institutions of […]

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