Disinformation and Artifical Intelligence Research Group
Our research group focuses on the psychological aspects of disinformation, misconceptions, internet usage, and artificial intelligence. We aim to explore the psychological factors that drive the acceptance of disinformation, conspiracy theories, pseudoscientific beliefs, and false beliefs in general, as well as the social and socio-psychological impacts of new technologies such as social media, generative artificial intelligence, and online disinformation. Our studies also aim to identify the ways in which technology and people interact to promote subjective well-being, strengthen social trust, and mitigate the negative effects of techno-pessimistic discourse.
Through interventions, we aim to identify effective techniques for recognizing disinformation and building immunity against it. We also investigate how to reduce the adverse effects of irrational fears related to new technological developments, particularly artificial intelligence. Our ultimate goal is to promote a healthy, critical approach to information and new technologies without resorting to paranoia.
In our research group, artificial intelligence plays a central role, not only as the subject of investigation but also as a tool and method, using machine learning procedures in research.