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UMSI faculty developing new online courses about GenAI in the workplace

02/12/2024

As U-M leads the way in artificial intelligence education, UMSI faculty are developing courses on generative AI that could help professionals advance their careers in a changing landscape.

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Quoted by MIRS. Assistant professor Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin. Connecting on expanded social media won't be like 2020.

Peterson-Salahuddin: Social media keeps fracturing. Now what?

01/26/2024

Social media users are spreading out and finding a sense of community on alternative platforms. 

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Quoted by The Washington Post. Associate professor VG Vinod Vydiswaran. AI could flag patients' dangerous alcohol use before surgery.

Vydiswaran: AI could help flag dangerous alcohol use before surgery

01/26/2024

UMSI associate professor VG Vinod Vydiswaran’s study on AI’s usage to prevent surgical complications from alcohol consumption is cited by The Washington Post. 

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Quoted by The Economic Times. Associate Professor Joyojeet Pal. Is it time to update Model Code of Conduct? Adopting to tech-driven election landscape.

In a big election year, Joyojeet Pal says social media platforms must do more to mitigate misinformation

01/17/2024

Social media will have a big impact on elections this year for numerous countries, making it critical for platforms to limit misinformation, says UMSI associate professor Joyojeet Pal. 

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Quoted by Fortune. Lecturer Merve Hickok. A widely use AI image training database contained explicit pictures of children. Experts warn that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Hickok: The race to innovate in AI is leading to consequences

01/08/2024

Explicit photos of children were used to train AI image-generation tools. UMSI lecturer and AI ethics expert Merve Hickok says these are the repercussions of releasing AI models “without safeguards in place.” 

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Quoted by Logically Facts. Associate professor Joyojeet Pal. Rise of AI-driven misinformation in 2023: Navigating a new era of digital perception.

Pal: AI is helping spread misinformation. Now what?

12/21/2023

Pal speaks with Logically Facts about the alarming and rapid use of artificial intelligence to create effective misinformation campaigns on social media. 

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Featured by Game Changer Podcast. Associate professor Alain Cohn. Fortune's Fairness: The super rich's view on inequality.

Cohn: Alain Cohn featured on Game Changer Podcast

12/21/2023

In the episode, Cohn discusses wealth, fairness and his research on behavioral and experimental economics. 

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Quoted by The Wall Street Journal. Associate Professor Silvia Lindtner. America had 'quiet quitting.' In China, young people are 'letting it rot.'

Lindtner: China’s youth are “lying flat” to protest China’s work culture

12/20/2023

Lindtner discusses why China’s young adults and fresh graduates are “lying flat” and “letting it rot.” 

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Quoted by Forbes. Professor Cliff Lampe. "Putin's deepfake doppelganger highlights the danger of the technology.

Lampe: Deepfake is making it harder and harder to identify disinformation

12/19/2023

UMSI professor Cliff Lampe is interviewed by Forbes about an artificial intelligence technology that’s making videos of politicians difficult to trust. 

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Featured in The Wire. Associate professor Joyojeet Pal. Making disability a joke is neither comedy nor art.

Pal’s research on disability in cinema featured by The Wire

12/13/2023

UMSI associate professor Joyojeet Pal’s work on the portrayal of disability in Indian cinema is highlighted. 

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