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Abigail Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Complex Systems, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/764-3301
Office: LSA Complex Systems/500 Church St Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Abigail Jacobs




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Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship. Abigail Jacobs. Assistant professor.
UMSI assistant professor Abigail Jacobs earns Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship

The fellowship will support Jacobs’ research on harms caused by artificial intelligence systems and how researchers and policymakers can better measure those harms.

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Assistant professor Abigail Jacobs stands in front of an academic building on the University of Michigan campus.
AI and the human body: Hidden assumptions in motion capture can have serious impact

A new study from Abigail Jacobs shows when designers use inaccurate depictions of the human body, the use of artificial intelligence in some applications might not be as safe for those who don't fit that body type.

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