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The University of Southampton
Web Science Institute

A Distinguished Lecture with Professor Philip Howard Event

Professor Philip Howard
16:00 - 17:00
8 October 2019
University of Southampton, B34/3001 (please note the change of location from B85/2207)

For more information regarding this event, please email Nichola Need at .

Event details

The WSI are delighted to announce that Philip Howard, Professor and Director of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute will deliver the next Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

Philip Howard is the Director of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Statutory Professor at Balliol College, Oxford. His research has demonstrated how new information technologies are used in both civic engagement and social control in countries around the world. His research and opinion writing has been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, and many other international media outlets. Recently, he was awarded the National Democratic Institute’s 2018 “Democracy Prize” and Foreign Policy magazine named him a “Global Thinker” for pioneering the social science of fake news.


Tomorrow’s Leviathan:  Intelligent Machines in a Political World

When will an Artificial Intelligence run for elected office? This may seem like a strange provocation-- just an invitation to futurism and speculation. Yet AI systems are rolling out across economic, cultural and political life. Professor Philip Howard explores how AI is changing our experience of politics and rewriting democracy’s “terms of service”.

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