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Nostalgia and memories after ten years of social media

14 November, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

As possibilities have changed and technology has advanced, memories and nostalgia are now a significant part of our use of social media. This is shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg and University West. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and University West have been following a group of eleven active social media […]

New dissertation: New method could reshape future software development

20 October, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Sebastian Hönel from Linnaeus University has, in his computer science dissertation, introduced a new method to measure and enhance the quality of software processes. The method focuses on understanding how software is developed and the changes that occur over time. By utilising digital data from the development process combined with expert- and data-driven analysis, one […]

New project: Forest 4.0 worth 20 million € – key factor in protecting the climate and biodiversity

7 June, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Open sharing of information about forests is of great importance in order to protect the climate and preserve biodiversity. Currently, Linnaeus University is running the Forest 4.0 initiative, an excellence centre for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) in the forestry sector in Lithuania. The goal is to develop innovative […]

AI and social media in the fight against healthcare-associated infections

31 May, 2023 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Can artificial intelligence (AI) help in the fight against healthcare-associated infections? Patients being infected with diseases while staying at hospitals is a global issue. A group of researchers at Halmstad University is investigating whether AI can help find solutions to the problems of healthcare-associated infections – on social media.   “Many hospitals are very concerned about […]

More public-sector decisions are being made by AI – but what do people think about this?

22 May, 2023 - Södertörns högskola

Technical aids are advancing and automated decision-making is becoming increasingly common in the public sector – but what do people really think about think about this trend? A new study from Södertörn University has shed light on the issue. “Our analysis shows that people are generally not aware of their rights regarding how they contribute […]

Students positive towards AI, but uncertain about what counts as cheating

11 May, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Students in Sweden are positive towards AI tools such as ChatGPT in education, but 62 percent believe that using chatbots during exams is cheating. However, where the boundary for cheating lies is highly unclear. This is shown in a survey from Chalmers University of Technology, which is the first large-scale study in Europe to investigate students’ attitudes towards artificial intelligence in higher education.

The Influence of AI on Trust in Human Interaction

8 May, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

As AI becomes increasingly realistic, our trust in those with whom we communicate may be compromised. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have examined how advanced AI systems impact our trust in the individuals we interact with. In one scenario, a would-be scammer, believing he is calling an elderly man, is instead connected to a […]

Researchers illustrate the media’s power to affect behavioral change during COVID-19 in Sweden

20 April, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Increased media coverage of COVID-19 led to more individuals taking preventive measures such as hand washing, social distancing, and wearing masks, new research from the Stockholm School of Economics and Jönköping University shows. This highlights the important role that accurate and timely reporting plays in promoting public health measures during a pandemic.

Internet treatment program to prevent child sexual abuse launched in several languages

28 February, 2023 - Karolinska Institutet

Following a successful pilot study, an online anonymous treatment program aimed at reducing child sexual abuse by providing treatment to individuals who exhibit sexual urges towards children is being launched across the EU. It is now available in Swedish, German, and Portuguese as well as in an updated English version. The treatment program, which has […]