ZiF Research Group

Multimodal Rhetoric in Online Media Communications

May 2020 - September 2020

Convenors: Kay O'Halloran (Liverpool, GBR), John Bateman (Bremen, GER), Mehul Bhatt (Örebro, SWE)
Conference Session

Artificial and Human Intelligence – Formal and Cognitive Foundations for Human-Centred Computing

8 September 2020
Convenors: Mehul Bhatt (Örebro, SWE) within European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)

Multimodal Rhetoric and Visuoauditory Media Studies: On the Role of Cognition and AI

This session will address multimodality in the social media space, focussing on methodological issues related to computational cognitive vision, multimodal interaction, and visuospatial sensemaking as applicable in diverse contexts relevant to social sciences, (digital) humanities, and cognitive psychology. We particularly address the role that AI can serve in these contexts and reflect on recently commenced / ongoing interdisciplinary initiatives in the EU addressing these questions.