Nathan Matias is a computational social scientist and researcher. During the conversation with Leonel Morales, he shares details about his current research for the Center for Information Technology Policy, at Princeton University. Matias explains how human behavior and technology can be a tool to improve the quality of life of a society, but also provide useful information..
He elaborates on how the large spread of misinformation, artificial intelligence, and intelligent machines determine what people see and in a way shapes what they believe. He points out how Psychology, Sociology, political science, and economics ceased to be the primary means of understanding the human mind and how ideas circulate. Matias discusses how these kinds of questions are now being addressed through computer science, technological design and artificial intelligence.
For most of the human history, we were interacting with other people... increasingly we now have machine learning based systems that are part of that story as well."
Matias indicates the way that evolution has made information about patterns of human communication and interaction more accessible than in the past. Later talks about the importance of including the role of intelligent machines in these patterns and how social media, massive share of information and interaction through technology can be a benefit but it also has a negative counterpart.
People are often surprised to learn how thoughtful and how organized these everyday citizens are in an online community."
He proceeds to explain how spontaneous order works online and the way that it shapes communities and societies. Nathan tells how these new types of interaction are modifying the way humanity organizes. He finishes expressing his position in regard to the Internet and new technologies.
Computational social scientist and researcher
08 de abril de 2011
Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.
Universidad Francisco Marroquín