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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

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

Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication Associate Professor, was interviewed on Sept. 16, 2020 about her research on data trusts for the Consortium on Trust in Media and Technology. She also discussed equitable…

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Posted: September 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising Assistant Professor Juliana Fernandes has won an $83,000 UF 2020 Research Opportunity Seed Fund Competition award to explore how to detect and address influence tactics in online propaganda. The proposal by Fernandes and Wertheim College of Engineering Associate Professor Daniela Oliveira…

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Posted: June 30, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been touted by many as the transformational technology of the digital age that one day will power everything. It is being used in practically every industry sector, and the media industry is no exception. To understand how it is being used and potential challenges that might…

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Posted: December 12, 2019

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, is the author of “A Review of Artificial Intelligence Adoptions in the Media Industry” published in the International Journal on Media Management on Nov. 25. In the article, Chan-Olmsted examines the utilities of…

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Posted: December 2, 2019