Saturday, July 8, 2017

Surviving the Misinformation Age

David Helfhand talks the problem, but not the solution.  I guess you have to read his book

He discusses the seriousness of the Misinformation problem of the Internet. Helfhand says,
"The internet misinformation damages our thinking and our beliefs. Even skeptics aren't immune from believing falsehoods they read online."
David J. Helfand, a faculty member at Columbia University,is the author of nearly 200 scientific publications and has trained 22 PhD students, He served as President & Vice-Chancellor from 2008-2015.of Quest University Canada. He is also recent completed a four-year term as President of the American Astronomical Society. His first book, A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age appeared earlier in 2016. He is a Fellow of CSI.

This talk took place at CSICon on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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