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Video on ChatGPT: Education and research practices and ethics in the generative AI era

April 21, 2023

Three leading experts discuss how the disruptive and powerful elements of ChatGPT and other generative AI stand to transform our world. Jim Martin clarifies what a large language model like ChatGPT actually is, Diane Sieber urges the creation of norms around the usage of these tools while Tom Yeh focuses on its potential impacts on education.

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New consortium aims to accelerate introduction of next generation solar panels

April 20, 2023

The TEAMUP consortium seeks to identify and solve the factors that cause advanced perovskite materials to be unstable, paving the way for the integration into existing and future solar cells, boosting the efficiency of harvesting renewable solar energy. The group has just secured $9M in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Technologies Office.

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

April 19, 2023

As public concern about the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence keeps growing, it might seem like it’s time to slow down. But inside tech companies themselves, the sentiment is quite the opposite says Casey Fiesler, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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New materials research at CU Boulder will help develop high-efficiency solar cells

April 19, 2023

Researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Program have published new findings in Joule that could lead to the development of better hybrid lead halide perovskites – a class of materials proposed for use as low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells.

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Computer science PhD student leads research into secrets of honeycomb formation

April 12, 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.

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As rising temperatures affect Alaskan rivers, effects ripple through Indigenous communities

April 11, 2023

Results published in February show how rivers can serve as a measurable quantity for understanding the cumulative impacts of climate change in Arctic regions.

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Faculty set to host seminar on education, research practices, and ethics of ChatGPT

March 30, 2023

This session will provide a chance to hear from and have conversations with 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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Graduate Student Appreciation Week on campus set for April 3–7

March 28, 2023

Graduate Student Appreciation Week offers a variety of free events, workshops and services to CU Boulder graduate students.

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Video: How Kayla Sprenger Uses Computational Tools in Energy and Health Research

March 27, 2023

Kayla Sprenger is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering Program at CU Boulder.

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Cui earns CAREER Award for research in nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology

March 24, 2023

Assistant Professor Longji Cui has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for research he hopes will improve the next generation of nanoelectronics and renewable energy technology.