AI

A new study suggests that the transparency of facial recognition technology in human–robot interaction increases users’ social presence, reduces privacy concerns and enhances users’ acceptance of robots. The findings by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) assistant professor in emerging media, UFCJC doctoral students Xiaobei…

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Posted: June 20, 2024

International First Opportunity NOTE: This is a limited submission and UF can only submit one application. No internal submissions have been received, so it is now open to the first application submitted. Sponsor: Department of State, U.S. EMBASSY Algiers PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Title: Annual Program Statement Key…

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Posted: May 24, 2024

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism, 1984 This is the first in a series of profiles of CJC alumni who are working with artificial intelligence. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) alumnus Ryan Serpico, B.S. Journalism 2018, built his first generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool during weekends at…

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Posted: April 8, 2024

As the 2024 election season ramps up, voters are looking for reliable information about candidates to help them decide who to support on election day. Unfortunately, that reliability is threatened by a wave of disinformation that is bolstered by increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence tools. “In 2024, we should be most…

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Posted: February 12, 2024

Seungahn Nah, Dianne Snedaker Chair in Media Trust and research director for the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC), and UCLA Communication Associate Professor Jungseock Joo are the co-editors of “Rethinking Artificial Intelligence (AI): Algorithmic Bias and Ethical…

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Posted: February 6, 2024

A new study has found that frequent consumption of artificial intelligence (AI)-related news amplifies political discussion about AI and leads to increased AI literacy and support of AI policies and regulation. The findings by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) doctoral students Fanjue Liu and Heidi Makady,…

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Posted: January 2, 2024

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology associate professor, is author of “Design + Power:  Policy for Ecology of Influence,” a chapter in the Research Handbook on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Communication edited by Seungahn Nah, Dianne Snedaker Chair in Media Trust…

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Posted: November 21, 2023

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology associate professor is author of the opinion piece “We Need an Agenda for Rural Artificial Intelligence (AI)” published by Tech Policy Press on Oct. 10. The piece was also referenced in Politico’s Digital Bridge newsletter…

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Posted: October 25, 2023

Frank Waddell, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism associate professor, will receive a $1,000 research grant from the college honor society Kappa Tau Alpha to investigate audience’s changing expectations for news written by artificial intelligence (AI). News-writing algorithms have witnessed a surge in their application for automating…

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Posted: October 19, 2023

David Cuillier, director of the  Brechner Freedom of Information Project, and Janet Coats, managing director of UF’s Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology, will participate on panels for the virtual National Freedom of Information Coalition summit from Oct. 3-5. Cuillier will participate in two sessions. The first, “School Shootings…

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Posted: October 3, 2023

A new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) and crowdsourcing labels can minimize biased perspectives in fact-checking processes. The findings by Won-Ki Moon, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising assistant professor, and Northeastern University Journalism Assistant Professor Muojong Chung were featured in “AI as an Apolitical…

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Posted: September 18, 2023

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Production, Management, and Technology professor and director of consumer media research, and UF Computer & Information Science Professor My T. Thai have received a National Science Foundation Grant for $930,000 to support research on “Information Integrity: A User-Centric…

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Posted: September 8, 2023