What is your question about AI chatbots and social bots? We'll have the answer in this Ask Me Anything session with A/Prof Guido Zuccon and Dr Marten Risius.



A/Prof Guido Zuccon

Dr Guido Zuccon is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering School, an ARC DECRA Fellow (2018-2020), an Affiliate Associate Professor at the UQ Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, and a Visiting Principal Scientist at Queensland Health. He leads the Information Engineering Lab (ielab), a research team working in Information Retrieval and Health Data Science.

Guido's main research interests are Information Retrieval, Health Search, Formal Models of Search and Search Interaction, and Health Data Science. He has successfully attracted funding from the ARC via an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award Fellowship and an ARC Discoverty Project. His research has also been funded by Google (Google Research Awards program), Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure for Research Award), the CSIRO (research gifts and PhD Students Top-up scholarships), the Australian Academy of Science (FASIC program), the European Science Foundation, and Neusoft Corporation.


Dr Marten Risius

Marten Risius is Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. He graduated in psychology summa cum laude from the University of Osnabrueck, Germany and was the first psychologist to graduate from the House of Finance at the Goethe University Frankfurt, where he received his PhD in Information Systems summa cum laude. Afterwards, he worked as postdoctorate at the University of Mannheim, Germany, where he managed the research alliance "ForDigital" between the University of Mannheim and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Subsequently, he worked as an assistant professor (tenure-track) at Clemson University, SC, USA prior to joining UQ. Marten is also a research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, Germany.

His research interests are in the areas of social media and blockchain technologies. He applies business analytics to solve managerial and societal issues (e.g., centralization, echo-chambers, fake news). His articles have been published in several journals (e.g., SMJ, JSIS, JIT, I&M, MISQE, BISE, CAIS) and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (ICIS, ECIS, AMCIS, PACIS).



Dr Caitlin Curtis

Caitlin Curtis is interested in science and technology and its impacts on society. She comes from a robust science foundation in genomics with subsequent training and experience in policy and communication. More recently, her work has expanded to be more interdisciplinary, investigating the impact of science and emerging technology on society - with a particular focus on trust in artificial intelligence and emerging genomics technologies She has a deliberate focus on public and stakeholder engagement to foster the important debates required for the responsible introduction of technology.

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