Reboot in the News
News coverage, Reboot writings, and mentions of our work from around the globe.
What is ChatGPT? Everything to know about OpenAI's free AI essay writer and how it works
Helen Lee Bouygues in USAToday
Jan. 27, 2023
ChatGPT, the free artificial intelligence computer program that writes human-sounding answers to just about anything you ask, can spit out a 500-word essay explaining quantum physics with literary flair. Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues expresses concerns about how new tech like ChatGPT could spread misinformation or propaganda.
Most in US say misinformation spurs extremism, hate
Helen Lee Bouygues in the Associated Press
Oct. 12, 2022
Americans from across the political spectrum say misinformation is increasing political extremism and hate crimes, according to a new poll that reflects broad and significant concerns about false and misleading claims ahead of next month’s midterm elections. Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues gives tips on how social media users can be better consumers of information online.
don't let the anchoring bias weigh down your judgment
Helen Lee Bouygues in the Harvard Business Review
Aug. 30, 2022
Even expert decision makers who should know better can fall into the trap of anchoring. That’s the cognitive bias where our minds assign too much weight to information that is easily accessible but unfortunately irrelevant. Anchoring can prove costly in negotiations and key financial decisions. In the Harvard Business Review, Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues breaks down how better research and critical thinking can help counter this bias.
Rebooting critical thinking
Helen Lee Bouygues in Skeptical Inquirer magazine
SEPT. 1, 2022
In an interview with Skeptical Inquirer magazine, Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues reflects on what it means to be a true critical thinker. From outlining her SHARP Thinking method, to discussing why the foundation advocates critical thinking be taught across the K-12 curriculum, Helen explains why critical thinking is a paramount skill for modern times, and why she believes that society must prioritize critical thinking in our education systems, at all levels, including continuing education for adults.
Is Social Media A Public Health Hazard?
Helen Lee Bouygues on WFLA Tampa
April 1, 2022
Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues appeared on Bloom TV to discuss why social media’s detrimental effects on users’ mental health and decision making should be treated like a public health crisis. With clear evidence about social media’s role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories, and research showing a link to higher rates of depression and other mental health problems, it is past time for public health officials to act.
Cue the outrage machine — Fox News is paying attention to Canada
By Edward Keenan in The Toronto Star
Feb. 18, 2022
The “Freedom Convoy” protests that swept through Canada and some European nations in the winter of 2022 were the latest example of how a small group of right-wing agitators use misinformation and social media to hijack grassroots protest movements for their political purposes. Reboot President Helen Lee Bouygues is cited in this piece in The Toronto Star.