Plastic waste in the ocean

We’re drowning in single-use plastics. Here’s why and what we can do about it

April 18, 2024

Just in time for Earth Day, CU Boulder Professor Phaedra Pezzullo discusses her new book “Beyond Straw Man,” on the online and offline controversies regarding the global social movement to ban plastics.

Thomas Raggi of the band Måneskin performs a concert that streamed live on TikTok in 2021

As the US government and record labels go after TikTok, musicians get the squeeze

March 18, 2024

TikTok has become a beacon in an otherwise dismal digital streaming landscape, and while musicians increasingly need TikTok, TikTok also needs music. Read more from CU expert Ediz Ozelkan on The Conversation.

Taylor Swift cheering in a stadium box wearing a Kansas City Chiefs sweatshirt

‘No girls allowed’: What the Taylor Swift backlash says about football and politics

Feb. 8, 2024

This year, the pop megastar has become a regular at Kansas City Chiefs NFL games, but not everyone is happy about seeing her on screen. CU Boulder’s Jamie Skerski gives her take on why Swift is facing such a backlash, and how it reflects a boys-only culture in the world of football.

Boulder view

From hydrogen power and hypersonics to gene editing: CU faculty to share breakthroughs at AAAS conference

Feb. 8, 2024

Hundreds of scientists and journalists will flock to the Colorado Convention Center Feb. 15 to 17 to hear from the world’s leading scientists at the American association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

two people looking at devices

How to protect your data privacy

Jan. 25, 2024

You probably know, you’re being tracked online, but what can you do about it? CU Boulder digital media expert Nathan Schneider provides steps you can take and explains why you can’t go it alone. Read more on The Conversation.

Robots walking alongside humans

AI is here—and everywhere

Jan. 8, 2024

Three artificial intelligence researchers—including Associate Professor Casey Fiesler of the College of Media, Communication and Information—look to the challenges ahead in 2024 on The Conversation.

A woman's face, analyzed by facial recognition software

Why new facial-recognition airport screenings are raising concerns

July 11, 2023

At least 25 U.S. airports now use facial recognition software to determine you are who you say you are, but some fear the artificial intelligence systems will exacerbate discrimination. Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, an AI ethicist, explains why people are concerned.

Spring blooms frame a campus building

CMCI and ENVD discussing plans, timeline for integration

May 3, 2023

The College of Media, Communication and Information and the Program in Environmental Design are discussing integration and are set to provide a plan to Provost Russell Moore by June 1.

The outline of a human hand trapped behind a grid of tiny intersecting circuits

Artificial intelligence is exciting—and an ethical minefield

April 28, 2023

AI is poised to reshape parts of U.S. culture and society, but have tech developments raced ahead of our ability to understand the consequences? Here are four essential reads from The Conversation archives.

Robot with the letters "CUU" on its chest on the CU Boulder campus

5 burning questions about ChatGPT, answered by humans

Feb. 20, 2023

Artificial intelligence has reached an "inflection point," according to technology experts from CU Boulder. New tools like ChatGPT, which rolled out late last year, are poised to transform offices, high school classrooms and more—in potentially good and bad ways.