- Is co-director with Matthew Wilkens and David Mimnoon on a new NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant ($349,987) based at Cornell to support BERT for Humanists, which makes recent advancements in artificial intelligence, like BERT and GPT-3, accessible to scholars in the humanities and adjacent fields.
- Was awarded a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship from the UW Simpson Center for work on her book project, When Postwar American Fiction Went Viral: Protest, Profit, and Popular Readers in the 21st Century. The book draws on social media data to examine how literary texts spread online and how they are used by internet communities and political movements.
- In collaboration with Anna Preus, Geoff Turnovksy, and Richard Watts, was awarded a Crossdisciplinary Research Cluster grant from the Simpson Center for a project that will explore emerging AI models and their impact on the humanities and art. The project is titled Technological Transformation and Human Creativity: The Impact of AI on Authorship, Reading, Translation, and Critique.
Congratulations to this year’s iSchool Strategic Research Fund (SRF) recipients!
- Alexis Hiniker & Jason Yip for Dark Patterns in Safety Platforms: Designing to Support Accurate Perceptions of Risk (Project Award).
- Melanie Walsh for Investigating Data-Driven Diversity Audits in Public Libraries (Proposal Development Award).
- Lucy Lu Wang for AI-assisted Clinical Trial Risk of Bias Assessment (Project Award).
- Stacy Wedlake for Mapping Digital Redlining in Washington State (Project Award).
Amy Ko was featured in 425 Business, “How a Big Donation is Making a Difference for One Local Computer Science Program” detailing Google’s $400,000 donation and Ko’s vision for growth of the STEP CS Program she founded with Anne Beitler, associate teaching professor in the College of Education.
Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine was featured in two episodes of the NBC News Nightly Film series on powwows: The Meaning of Powwow: The Living History of Native American Gatherings (Part 1) and The Living History of Powwow (Part 2).
Mike Teodorescu’s working paper “Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial at the USPTO” (co-authored with Nicholas A. Pairolero, Andrew Toole, Peter-Anthony Pappas, and Charles deGrazia) was highlighted in the November issue of United States Patent and Trademark Office’s newsletter. An extended abstract was published in the 2022 Academy of Management (AOM) Proceedings and received Best Paper recognition by the Technology and Innovation Management Division.
Katie Davis and her forthcoming book, Technology's Child, were featured in a Motherly article about video games’ impact on child development: “Are video games bad for kids? Here’s what parents should know.”
Chirag Shah’s article “Sentient AI? Convincing you it’s human is just part of LaMDA’s job” was listed in HealthcareITNews “Top 10 AI and machine learning stories of 2022,” and he was featured in:
- TechTarget, “Four trends to look for in 2023” on the continual popularity of generative AI and avatars in the metaverse.
- Mind Matters, “Why we should not trust chatbots as sources of information,” with collaborator Emily M. Bender, on the impossibility of receiving completely correct information from AI chatbots.
- This Week in Asia, “ChatGPT: personal tutor or ‘cheat-bot’? The app that could revolutionise Asia’s learning” on the usage and detection of ChatGPT and other AI in educational settings.
Annie Searle’s column for ASA News & Notes, titled “Looking Ahead,” was republished by The Connector magazine.