Directeur.e(s) de recherche
Philippe Després
Guillaume Latzko-Toth
Start date
Title of the research project
Pseudo-medicine and data science: impact study of learning algorithms in the propagation of misinformation in health field

This project studies the consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) systems and data science on public discourse, as well as their usage by the new content providers on the Web. 
It will tackle the ethical aspects of learning algorithms and recommendation filters implemented by internet companies to select and present content to the user. Specifically, the project investigates the consequences of such algorithms on public health, especially in the propagation of medical misinformation and pseudo-medicine.

This project aims at taking a critical oversight on data science techniques and their use. Various knowledge from different fields of humanities and social science will be applied (ethics, communication studies, philosophy of techniques) and will guide the development of technical solutions, as well as recommendations for the implementation of ethical and sustainable AI. 
For this reason, we will need both technical and philosophical research, working towards interdisciplinary integration.


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