Abstract :

In this presentation, I share research insights on the complex societal effects of AI-generated content, with a particular emphasis on Deepfakes and their ethical implications. Drawing on empirical research, I will discuss how society perceives and interacts with AI-generated content and its technologies. Through audience participation, I aim to showcase the impact of digital literacy in relation to AI content, shedding light on our readiness to embrace these innovations. I will conclude by reviewing research on the impact of AI content on society, underscoring the critical need for ethical standards and improved digital literacy to address the challenges posed by these technologies. The primary aim of the talk is to demonstrate the significance of AI-generated content, while emphasizing the importance of its ethical use to guarantee benefits for all of society.


Dr. Dilrukshi Gamage is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Colombo, School of Computing in Sri Lanka and an affiliate in the Berkman Klein Center, Internet Society at Harvard University. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Sasahara Lab at the Tokyo Institute Technology in Japan. Her research interests intersect with Human-Computer Interactions, Social Computing and Computational Social Sciences. She primarily focuses on understanding human behaviors in the social computing systems, specifically explores the societal implications of the AI generated content such as deepfakes. 

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