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Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Production, Management, and Technology professor and Media Consumer Research director, and Kun Xu, UFCJC Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, have received a $100,000 grant from Meta’s 2022 People’s Expectations & Experiences Digital Privacy…

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Posted: November 22, 2022

Artificial intelligence (AI) is projected to reshape the global economy. Automation technology is already permeating a broad spectrum of industries worldwide. Because of this, legislation has been enacted in Europe and the United States regulating the use of AI to ensure trustworthy use in both public and private sectors. As…

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Posted: October 23, 2022

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for AI Diversity Fellowships! Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and in partnership with Florida A&M University, UF undergraduate students in ANY major who are interested in AI and working towards their Certificate in AI Fundamentals and…

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Posted: July 5, 2022

Dana Cassidy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Journalism senior with an emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI), is the $10,000 first-place winner of the 2022 Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) Student Innovation Competition. Cassidy created The News Literacy Toolkit to help teach the next generation of news consumers. The…

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Posted: March 22, 2022

Marketers are increasingly taking advantage of AI strategies when interacting with prospective customers, particularly in data collection and message targeting. But how consumers perceive or understand the use of AI in marketing has been unclear. A recent study by University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications scholars Huan Chen…

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Posted: March 9, 2022

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, is the co-author of “Man vs. Machine: Human Responses to an AI Newscaster and the Role of Social Presence” published in The Social Science Journal on Jan. 28. Xu and…

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Posted: February 4, 2022

The primary function of “social robots” is to facilitate communication with humans, and is being applied in a variety of industries, including education and physical...

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Posted: October 27, 2021

Research & Insights

There is No Trolley Problem

On May 13, Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication associate professor and and associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, discussed ethical issues related to AI at UF’s AI Town Hall.  A transcript of the video is below the video. Hello, my…

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Posted: June 1, 2021

By Lenore Devore, B.S. Journalism 1984 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. In collaboration with Public Relations Department Chair Marcia DiStaso,…

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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

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

This story originally appeared in the Feb. 18 edition of the UF at Work newsletter. For more on CJC’s AI activity, visit: www.jou.ufl.edu/ai. The College of Journalism and Communications is a leader in preparing the next generation of communication professionals and scholars. The strength of its programs, faculty, students and…

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Posted: February 18, 2021