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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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Unveiling the future: UMSI experts share insights on AI in 2024

01/29/2024

Five UMSI experts talk about the future of AI and their fears and hopes for 2024 around regulation, data access and artificial intelligence. 

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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 VentureBeat. Lecturer Merve Hickok. Biden AI Exec orders rolls out to applause, concerns of overreach.

Hickok: Biden’s order limiting the use of artificial intelligence is a step in the right direction

11/09/2023

A new executive order by the Biden Administration helps prevent AI misuse and is celebrated by AI expert Merve Hickok.

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Recent UMSI Awards and Honors.

UMSI awards & honors: October 2023

11/01/2023

UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments.

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Quoted by The New York Times. Intermittent Lecturer Merve Hickok. 8 more companies pledge to make A.I. safe.

Hickok: Voices of tech leaders can’t be privileged over security of everyday people

09/18/2023

When it comes to regulation of artificial intelligence, UMSI intermittent lecturer Merve Hickok says tech companies are being given too much power on Capitol Hill.

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Quoted by Scientific American. Kentaro Toyama and Merve Hickok. Can artificial intelligence solve brainteasers?

UMSI researchers Merve Hickok and Kentaro Toyama talk AI with Scientific American

05/25/2023

Hickok and Toyama discuss the possibilities and limitations of AI for solving complex brainteasers.

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Merve Hickok. Intermittent lecturer in information. Artificial intelligence has the power to undermine human rights. Congress must establish safeguards.

Merve Hickok: Artificial intelligence has the power to undermine human rights. Congress must establish safeguards.

04/13/2023

UMSI intermittent lecturer in information Merve Hickok talks about AI bias, regulation and what consumers can do to protect their rights to privacy.

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Quoted by Insider. Intermittent Lecturer Merve Hickok.  I interviewed a breast-cancer survivor who wanted me to tell her story. She was actually an AI.

Hickok: Scammers are increasingly using AI to trick victims

04/11/2023

UMSI lecturer in information Merve Hickok discusses the dangers of artificial intelligence technologies.

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Quoted by Wired. Intermittent lecturer Merve Hickok. Chatbots got big—And their ethical red flags got bigger.

Hickok: When it comes to AI, companies will “push for profit over rights”

02/17/2023

UMSI intermittent lecturer in information Merve Mickok talks about the need for more regulation of AI technology.

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