New Automation for Social Bots: From Trivial Behavior to AI-Powered Communication

Grimme, Christian; Pohl, Janina; Cresci, Stefano, Lüling, Ralf; Preuss, Mike


Abstract

Today, implications of automation in social media, specifically whether social bots can be used to manipulate people's thoughts and behaviors are discussed. Some believe that social bots are simple tools that amplify human-created content, while others claim that social bots do not exist at all and that the research surrounding them is a conspiracy theory.

This paper discusses the potential of automation in online media and the challenges that may arise as technological advances continue. The authors believe that automation in social media exists, but acknowledge that there is room for improvement in current scientific methodology for investigating this phenomenon. They focus on the evolution of social bots, the state-of-the-art content generation technologies, and the perspective of content generation in games. They provide a background discussion on the human perception of content in computer-mediated communication and describe a new automation level, from which they derive interdisciplinary challenges. 

Keywords
Social Media; Automation; Bots; Artificial Intelligence; Content Generation



Publication type
Forschungsartikel in Sammelband (Konferenz)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2022

Conference
Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM)

Venue
Boise, ID

Volume
4

Book title
Proceedings of the 4th Multidisciplinary International Symposium on Disinformation in Open Online Media (MISDOOM)

Editor
Spezzano, Francesca; Amaral, Adriana; Ceolin, Davide; Fazio, Lisa; Serra, Edoardo

Start page
79

End page
99

Edition
1

Title of series
Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Publisher
Springer Nature

Place
Cham, Switzerland

Language
English

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