TechCrunch: Teaching Ethics in Computer Science the Right Way

Sept. 6, 2019

The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software,...

Yahoo! News: The Real Reason Fake Social Media Accounts Will Haunt Us for Years to Come

Aug. 21, 2019

Fake accounts are not just a spam risk: They’re essential to spreading misinformation or propaganda, as seen with the Facebook and Twitter China-based accounts that attempted to discredit the current events in Hong Kong. “It’s not even a user experience problem or even a platform integrity problem, but one of...

Wall Street Journal: There’s Life After Death Online

Aug. 20, 2019

“Death reminds us how young social media is,” said Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder who studies social media. “As it grows up, and it’s in the process right now, we talk about policies and regulations, things that should be considered that we didn’t know...

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CU Boulder faculty and students tackle trending topics at AEJMC

Aug. 7, 2019

Twenty College of Media, Communication and Information faculty and graduate students are presenting 15 peer-reviewed research papers at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Toronto today through Saturday, Aug. 10.

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Class of 2019: CMCI student awards

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to all of our 2019 award winners and graduates.

Mozilla Blog: $2.4 Million in Prizes for Schools Teaching Ethics Alongside Computer Science

April 30, 2019

Mozilla is awarding $2.4 million to 17 initiatives that integrate ethics into undergraduate computer science courses.

Vox: How airport scanners discriminate against passengers of color

April 17, 2019

The issue isn’t that the technology itself is racist — instead, as Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an Information Science PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and one of the signatories of the letter told The Verge at the time, these technologies “are reinforcing human biases” and perpetuating inequality as a result.

Slate: Why Archive of Our Own’s Surprise Hugo Nomination Is Such a Big Deal

April 9, 2019

Casey Fiesler: Over the past four years, as I’ve studied online fandom platforms , I’ve heard from thousands of AO3 users, some of whom have described the platform and the community that surrounds it as having literally saved their lives. In addition to teaching writing skills (with many writers going...

Fast Company: 7 problems with President Trump’s ‘American AI’ Initiative

Feb. 25, 2019

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, a researcher at University of Colorado Boulder who studies gender recognition algorithms, believes that the government should work toward actual policies to hold agencies accountable for their AI development, not just technical guidelines:

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Get ready for graduation

Feb. 5, 2019

The CMCI recognition ceremony at the CU Event Center will take place the day after CU's graduation ceremony at Folsom Field.