As the number of AI-enabled products grows, our lives are increasingly influenced by robots. A great proportion of these“influencers” are Social Bots. There has been a lot of debate recently on whether social bots are changing the way we think and whether social media accounts run by bots have any influence on our beliefs and opinions.
What has happened to people?
If you’re from the UK or the US, you have almost definitely spent over two years being inundated with news on two persistent, ever-present topics: Brexit, and Donald Trump’s reign as president.
These two events, a referendum and an election, have been at the forefront of political news for years now due to the controversial nature of both, and the great rifts they created within the respective populations.