The Infosphere research line at Sony Computer Science Labs is tackling the challenge of redesigning Information Technologies to make information more accessible and social dialogue more transparent, understandable, and healthy.
The challenge has a high degree of complexity. Therefore it calls for a multidisciplinary approach. The researchers are currently working on many initiatives at different stages of development, and they are focusing on several key research lines: Recommender and Reputation Systems, Fake News, Consensus and Disagreement, the Social Dialogue Visualisation and the Assessment of the Information Market.
The final aim is to improve our societies’ information dynamics through new IT tools built around human information processing, both at the individual and the collective level and to contrast real and present dangers to our democracies.