ProfNet Experts Available on Facebook’s Anti-Terrorism Pledge, Artificial Intelligence


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  • Facebook’s Anti-Terrorism Pledge Invites a Slippery Slope
  • Not All Robots Are out for Your Job

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  • Are Your Messages Safe? The Basics of Encryption and How Your Favorite Apps Measure Up

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EXPERT ALERTS:

Facebook’s Anti-Terrorism Pledge Invites a Slippery Slope
Wendy Moe
Professor of Marketing
University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
[In response to a Facebook executive saying, “We want Facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists,” following the June 3, 2017 London terrorist attacks] “Self-regulation puts social media platforms in a tricky ethical position. On the one hand, they are aiding in the fight against terrorism. On the other hand, they are censoring. When they censor content that promotes terrorism or other criminal activity, this contributes to public welfare. But where do they draw the line? This could easily lead to a slippery slope where these organizations start censoring content that tries to influence the political climate … if they believe it is in the best interest of public welfare. The decision of what to censor and what not to is important and has far-reaching implications. It should not be made by a small number of executives at a given company.”
Moe is director of the Smith School’s Master of Science in Marketing Analytics program, co-director of the Smith Analytics Consortium, and author of “Social Media Intelligence.”
Bio: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/directory/wendy-w-moe
PR Contact: Greg Muraski, gmuraski@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Not All Robots Are out for Your Job
Ron Selewach
CEO and Founder
HRMC (Human Resource Management Center)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) summons dystopian visions of a labor force crowded out by machines that work 24/7, don’t take breaks, or demand a competitive benefits package. But intelligent automation is an essential new co-worker for the digital age. However, HR (human resources) may be among the last holdouts, which is understandable — no one knows better than HR the threat machines pose, to the jobs of the people they manage and to the core of what they do, which is use their judgment and expertise to engage, evaluate and hire the best talent. Says Selewach: “The challenge is not overcoming/mastering the technology, but in overcoming HR’s concerns and perceptions, and coming to understand the ways in which this technology can augment and elevate their role in the organization. It brings more objectivity, science and rigor to the selection process, significantly shortens time-to-fill, and allows HR to select the great from the good in making the final hiring decision.”
Selewach is a widely acknowledged pioneer in applying AI to candidate selection. He has been published and quoted in and a wide range of HR and business publications on topics related to candidate assessment and screening.
Website: http://www.hrmc.com
Contact: Charles Epstein, che@backboneinc.com

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