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Making Sense of Fake News and Social Media Fake news. It has been mentioned a lot over the past few years. What does it mean? Is it something we should be concerned about? What role, if any, does social media play in its proliferation? To gain some insight into these questions, OCIS interviewed two of its members who conduct research on this topic. *Note: The views expressed in this interview are solely those of the interviewees.   Ali Khan, Queen’s University, Canada. OCIS Doctoral Student Member There has been much mention and concern expressed about fake news and its impact on society. For those of us who may not ...
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In this video, Prof. S. Johnson presents the award-winning paper titled "Who Contributes Knowledge? Embeddedness and Marginality in Online Communities", which adresses the tension between the "community of practice" and the "open innovation" perspectives pertaining online community research. The contribution of the paper lies in the combination of the concepts of "epistemic marginality" from topic modeling and "network embeddedness" from social network analysis. To conduct their analysis, the authors rely on the entire participation dataset produced on the open platform Stack Exchanges from 2010 to 2016. Enjoy the video! Note: this video is part of ...
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MIS Quarterly Special Issue on “Managing AI” Call for Papers   Submission Deadline: Full papers due November 15, 2019   Artificial intelligence (“AI”) refers to machines performing the cognitive functions typically associated with humans - including perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting, etc. AI is not confined to one or a few applications, but rather is a pervasive economic, societal, and organizational phenomenon. Examples of AI technologies include robotics and autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, natural language processing, virtual agents, and machine learning, which are being deployed in a variety of problem domains ranging from ...