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1:31 — The University of Barcelona recently produced a new conflict resolution tool called Guest, which is designed to interact directly with users to help defuse conflicts.
1:46 — There are a number of interesting use cases for conflict resolution tools like Guest, one of which is to reduce social harassment online.
2:20 — A tool like Guest raises some potential ethical questions involving how people communicate within the Metaverse. Open discussion and freedom of expression are at the heart of decentralized technologies, and some Metaverse debates will inevitably involve some measure of conflict.
3:12 — There’s a danger in rolling out conflict resolution tools like Guest without appropriate regulation. How much should a platform be able to interfere with decision-making processes before it essentially becomes subliminal messaging?
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