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SC21 Keynote: Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Shakespeare, Chatbots, and Being Human

Unlike the deep technical dives of many SC keynotes, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf steered clear of the trenches and took leisurely stroll through a range of human-machine interactions, touching on ML’s growing capabilities while noting potholes to be avoided if possible. Cerf, of course, is co-designer with Bob Kahn of the TCP/IP protocols and architecture of the internet. He’s heralded as one of the fathers of the Internet and today is vice president and chief evangelist for Google. (Brief bio at end of the article).
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Fast Company

How internet pioneer Vint Cerf illuminated Google’s misinformation mess

In June 2020, the Parliament of the United Kingdom published a policy report with numerous recommendations aimed at helping the government fight against the “pandemic of misinformation” powered by internet technology. The report is rather forceful on the conclusions it reaches: “Platforms like Facebook and Google seek to hide behind ‘black box’ algorithms which choose what content users are shown. They take the position that their decisions are not responsible for harms that may result from online activity. This is plain wrong.”
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