Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Deep Fake in Geography? When Geospatial Data Encounter Artificial Intelligence

Posted: 3/30/2020 (CSDE Seminar Series)

This Friday, CSDE Affiliate Bo Zhao will present results from a study on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and GIScience. The recent convergence of AI and GIScience has been hailed for its transformational capacity in intelligentizing geospatial technologies, and such capacity could also unintendedly or purposefully generate problematic geospatial data. The more recent emergence of “Deep Fake” – an especially controversial use of AI, although not widely applied in GIScience yet, has stimulated widespread attention to its severe social and political impacts. In this presentation, Zhao and co-authors encourage GIScientists, geospatial data users, and the public to adjust the pure optimism about AI’s merits or pessimism of its drawbacks, thereby recognize and understand AI’s complex implications on individuals and human societies.

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Date: 04/03/2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Location: Virtual via Zoom (Register with this link)

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