Embeddings of a different sort: Robots, disinformation, and the news

October 20, 2021
9:30 am
Zoom only
Speaker: Nicholas Rabb
Host: Lenore Cowen


Quals talk:

Computational science that touches the realm of people and the social walks a fine line between being a results-driven engineering discipline and a theory-grounded science. Much of the time, the balance is too skewed towards engineering. The results can subsequently be problematic, as they appear promising, but may be solving the wrong problem. My research aims to embed computational research in the theory of the disciplines it works within. By discussing results spanning from human-robot interaction study, to modeling the spread of disinformation, I will illustrate the advantages of grounding computational science in the theory of the disciplines it works on behalf of, and argue that more computational science should be conducted from a standpoint that understands the world its results are embedded in.

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