About the speaker:
Samuel is the research director of the Digital Intelligence (DigIntel) Lab at IFTF, a research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, and an associate member of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. He specializes in the study of automation/AI, political communication, and information warfare. He is also a co-founder and former research director of the Computational Propaganda (ComProp) research team at the University of Oxford and the University of Washington. He and his collaborators have done foundational research on the topics of online disinformation and political manipulation, coining the terms ‘computational propaganda’ and ‘political bot.’
Sam has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Guardian and on CBS’ 60 Minutes, BBC’s News at Ten, and NPR’s On Point. His work has been presented to the US Congress, the UK Parliament, and NATO. He is a PhD candidate (ABD) at the University of Washington, holds an MA from the Claremont Graduate University, and a BA from the University of San Diego.
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