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Ron Eglash

Ron Eglash

Professor of Information, School of Information and Professor of Art and Design, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/105 S. State St. Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website generativejustice


Headshot of Ron Eglash. “AI at Africa’s Crossroads: Extractive or Generative Future? Ron Eglash. UMSI professor of information. Closing keynote address for The International Workshop on Social Impact of AI for Africa. Saturday, February 26. Virtual event.”
Eglash to deliver keynote address at at AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Ron Eglash will deliver the closing keynote address, titled "AI at Africa's Crossroads: Extractive or Generative Future?," at the International Workshop on Social Impact of AI for Africa on Saturday, Feb. 26. The workshop is part of the 36th annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, taking place virtually from Vancouver, British Columbia. 

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UMSI student Matt Garvin sits in a chair holding a pen, facing Duane Smith, who is speaking and gesturing. The room they are in has lots of mannequins wearing dresses and other clothing.
Eglash awarded NSF grant to study how technology can empower artisan communities

A new research project co-led by University of Michigan professors Ron Eglash and Audrey Bennett focuses on how technology can be used by artisans to empower, not replace, their labor. 

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