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Video - ChatGPT: Fear, Hype, or Hope? Education and research practices and ethics in the generative AI era

April 20, 2023

Through this panel discussion attended by over 300 people from the university and general public, hear from leading experts on the technical areas underlying ChatGPT and other generative AI, the uses of generative AI in university and K-12 education, and the ethical and societal issues associated with generative AI tools.

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AI has social consequences, but who pays the price? Tech companies’ problem with ‘ethical debt’

April 20, 2023

Casey Fiesler, Associate Professor of Information Science with a courtesy appointment in Computer Science, writes for The Conversation about how we can tackle possible negative consequences and societal harms from AI development. Links to external article.

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Computer science PhD student leads research into secrets of honeycomb formation

April 20, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Computer Science and BioFrontiers Institute are studying honeycomb formation in bees with the hope of one day recreating the same intricate and impressive hexagonal structures for other uses.

Orit Peleg and fireflies

Talking with the fireflies: Orit Peleg receives CAREER Award and Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

Feb. 17, 2023

Assistant Professor of computer science Orit Peleg has just received $900,000 over the next five years to learn how fireflies in a swarm synchronize their lighting displays. She's using LEDs, VR and big tents in the wilderness to signal to the fireflies... and they're signaling back.

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Keeping the unseen safe: Improving digital privacy for blind people

Nov. 19, 2021

Blind people, like sighted people, publicly share photos, but have limited options for checking if they've captured something they consider private. Assistant Professor Danna Gurari, as a co-lead for an over-$1 million NSF grant, is working to change this.