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Ali F

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Arabic Linguistics

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

People's Happiness

World Happiness Report up to 2020 at The world happiness report used several financial and social parameters to rate the happiness of about 160 countries. The data is available and the parameters used to measure the degree of happiness are well known. One project I propose is to critique the world happiness report and see if there are other parametrs that were not considered but would gaive a more accurate judgement of nations' happines. Second, to look at the individual and devleop a chatbot that would elicit answers to a set of questions posed to individuals. The answers individuals give would then be analyzed and a juudgement is made on the degree of happiness an idividual has.

The Future of Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms have gained much popularity all over the world in the last two decades. This has shrunk the world in terms of knowledge sharing and communication. Social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are considered the main sources of breaking news these days. They were thought of as empowering individuals to publish their ideas. This was thought of as the democratization of knowledge and the end of censorship on social and political ideas. Recently, social media platforms are accused of being the main source for spreading fake news, hate speech, bullying and even prompting racial intolerance. This research investigates current practices of social media platforms and seek to come up with recommendations for maintaining the democratization of knowledge without promoting fake news and racial intolerance.

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