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UMSI faculty developing new online courses about GenAI in the workplace


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?


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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

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