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.