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Disinformation and Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in Institutions, Platforms, and Civic Spaces

The Digital Asia Hub convened a symposium on the topic of Disinformation & Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in Institutions, Platforms, & Civic Spaces on 21 August, 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia, bringing together over 50 subject matter experts from all over Asia and the world, across academia, industry, government, and civil society. The day was kicked off[…]

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Privacy, Personality, and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy as a Global Human Right

Digital Asia Hub, along with partners, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Privacy, Mapping Project, University of Groningen, University of Malta, and University of Hong Kong (HKU), held a two-day conference “Privacy, Personality, and Flows of Information 3rd Edition: Asian Perspectives for Privacy” from September 29-30, at the Law School at HKU. The focus was on[…]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a Weapon of Mass Disruption?

Earlier this year, the defeat of Go world champion Lee Sedol by Google’s AlphaGo underscored the coming-of-age of artificial intelligence (or AI for short). Since 1956, when the term AI was first coined, billions of dollars of investment have flowed into the development and commercialization of AI – a term referring to computer systems that[…]

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#CatchEmAll: The Geopolitics of Pokémon GO in Asia

It took only weeks for Pokemon GO to become the world’s most viral mobile app of all time. Developed by Niantic Labs, and with over 550 million downloads in 80 days, the augmented reality (AR) game has mainstreamed and altered how handheld technology allows users to interact with their immediate surroundings. Taiwan’s rare Pokémon stampedes[…]