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Digital technology impact on society

This explores the multifaceted effects of digital technologies on social structures, cultural norms, economic systems and individual behaviors, examining both positive advancements and potential challenges in the evolving digital landscape.

Recent publications by UMSI faculty and PhD students. ACM FAccT Conference and ICWSM 2024. Recent publications by UMSI faculty and PhD students.

FAcct 2024 and ICWSM: UMSI Research Roundup

06/03/2024

UMSI research and workshops for the 2024 FAcct conference, as well as the AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. 

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UMSI News in bold font with a backdrop of North Quad building on U-M's campus.

Prioritizing equity among the great challenges of AI, says U-M expert on national panel

05/30/2024

As generative AI becomes ubiquitous, scientists are raising the alarm on equity concerns. 

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UMSI Research. Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities across name-inferred ethnicities. Misha Teplitskiy, assistant professor. Davig Jurgens, associate professor.

Study: Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities

05/30/2024

A new paper by UMSI assistant professor Misha Teplitskiy and associate professor David Jurgens finds researchers with non-Anglo names are written out of science journalism in the U.S. 

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Quoted by BBC. Associate Professor Joyojeet Pal. The influencers driving India's big election.

Pal: India’s election is being swayed by influencers

05/08/2024

UMSI associate professor Joyojeet Pal says social media trends in India’s upcoming elections are “dangerous for democracy.” 

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The 4th International Conference on Social Media and Society in India. Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2024. 9am-6pm North Quad space 2435 and online. Please register to attend either in person or on Zoom.

UMSI to feature more than 20 experts at the Social Media and Society in India Symposium

04/08/2024

The symposium will take place Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9.

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