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The event will explore the impact of bias and hate speech in extended reality (XR) platforms and discuss ways of prevention.

This presentation will explore the impact of bias and hate speech on social harmony in extended reality (XR) platforms. Drawing on research from psychology, ethics and linguistics we will discuss the language and practices that contribute to bias and hate speech and how they affect individuals and communities. Having examined the ways in which bias and hate speech are propagated in XR spaces, we will then begin to explore a number of ways in which they could be prevented or mitigated.

The event will be held in english.

Danielle Shanley

Danielle Shanley is a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She is currently exploring the ethical implications of immersive environments (which combine advanced technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence). Dani’s expertise is mainly within science and technology studies (STS) and the philosophy of technology, with a particular focus on reflexive, participatory design methodologies (or, responsible innovation), such as social labs and value sensitive design (VSD).

Esen Küçüktütüncü

Esen Küçüktütüncü is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist, and researcher in VR (Virtual Reality) and Clinical Psychology. She completed her Master’s degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is currently a PhD Candidate at Universitat Barcelona within the Event Lab under the supervision of Mel Slater. Her PhD research focuses on the development of shared virtual environments and virtual agents, tackling conflict resolution and social harmony.