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The growing technological sophistication of smartphones has transformed them from merely communication devices to essential companions that we interact with throughout the day. This research examines the effects of two social dimensions of smartphones –language and modality — on social responses to these devices.

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Posted: May 4, 2021

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, and Janet Coats, managing director of the UF Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, are quoted in “Can You Spot a Deep Fake? Latest Technology Makes it Harder to Catch” posted on…

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Posted: May 3, 2021

Building upon her background in corporate communication research, Public Relations Associate Professor Rita Men went into high gear during the pandemic to study effective communications from CEOs as well as chatbots used for social listening.

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Posted: April 21, 2021

On March 30, 2021, Telecommunication Professor and Director of Media Consumer Research Sylvia Chan-Olmsted discussed new research from her and Advertising Associate Professor Huan Chen, “Fairness in Information Access Through Culturally Competent AI Systems,” at the spring 2021 University of Florida HiPerGator Symposium.

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Posted: April 3, 2021

UF researchers and colleagues, led by the UF STEM Translational Communication Center, are exploring new approaches to communicating health interventions to patients, including use of an internet-based virtual humans that patients can access through an app.

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Posted: March 11, 2021

As part of the University of Florida's Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, the College of Journalism and Communications is hiring faculty with an AI background. To learn more about the college’s work in the AI field, we interviewed Randy Bennett, executive director of external relations at the college.

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Posted: February 18, 2021

CJC researchers address AI’s negative impact on communities of color and how AI can be used to more effectively disseminate culturally relevant information to different audiences.

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Posted: February 8, 2021

Dr. Jieun Shin discusses her research on algorithms, AI and the spread of misinformation.

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Posted: January 10, 2021

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, was quoted in “From Whistleblower Laws to Unions: How Google’s AI Ethics Meltdown Could Shape Policy” published on venturebeat.com on Dec. 16. The article focuses on…

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Posted: December 17, 2020

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor in emerging media, has been named a 2020-2021 UF Global Fellow by the UF International Center and the Office of Global Research. As a fellow, Xu will conduct a study of how users’ feedback, social groups, and…

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Posted: December 11, 2020

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor in emerging media, is the co-author of “Using Machine Learning to Learn Machines: A Cross-Cultural Study of Users’ Responses to Machine-Generated Artworks” published in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media on Dec. 9. Xu, CJC doctoral…

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Posted: December 11, 2020

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, has been named one of the “2021-100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics” during the virtual Women in AI Ethics Summit held Dec. 3-5. McNealy is a…

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Posted: December 7, 2020