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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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A graphic with a laurel, headshots of eight staff members, the UMSI logo and the text "Awarded: Distinguished Diversity Leaders"

UMSI staff honored with Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award

01/04/2024

For developing a comprehensive web resource on religious holidays, a team of UMSI staff has received recognition from U-M. 

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Andrea forte poses in a room at Rackham near a large window and red curtains

Get to know Andrea Forte, new dean of the School of Information

01/03/2024

In her garden, Andrea Forte has learned to embrace “the joy in slow growth.” In the field of information science, growth is rapid — and Forte is quick to adapt. She says UMSI’s mission is more necessary now than ever.

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UMSI Professor Kentaro Toyama was featured by The Conversation.

AI is here – and everywhere: 3 AI researchers look to the challenges ahead in 2024

01/03/2024

UMSI professor Kentaro Toyama joins a panel of AI scholars to look ahead to 2024 and describe the issues AI developers, regulators and everyday people are likely to face, and to give their hopes and recommendations.

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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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Four students wearing blue sweatshirts stand in the indoor conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, surrounded by greenery.

SO-ELL program nurtures student-led projects

12/19/2023

A new UMSI program has created a symbiotic relationship between student organizations that need real-world projects, and clients like Matthaei Botanical Gardens that need solutions. 

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Selected 2023 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Rising Star. Jane Im. Doctoral Candidate.

Jane Im selected as 2023 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Rising Star

12/15/2023

UMSI doctoral candidate returned from the academic career workshop with advice on navigating the job market. 

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