State of the Net 2016, Trieste

SotN 2016

State of the Net 2016

Trieste (Savoia Excelsior Palace), October 28-29

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. was the main theme of State of the Net 2016.

1 day of conference plus 1 special preview with local institutions and partners the day before, 11 international speakers, 500+ attendees, 2.500+ people connected via web streaming,  2.000+ tweets, trending topic in Italy, 50+ media output. Eliane Glaser, Euan Semple, Walter Quattrociocchi, Luca De Biase were there.

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