AI

The CDC on Instagram: Tracking Posts about COVID-19 Undergraduate students are needed to assist with a research project about Instagram and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This research examines the posts made by the CDC on Instagram about COVID-19, and examines the message features and persuasive elements…

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Posted: August 23, 2023

A new study has revealed optimistic prospects for using robots’ behavioral outcomes and social positions to promote pro-social behavior. The findings by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, were featured in “A Mini Imitation Game: How…

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Posted: August 14, 2023

A new study has found that robot health advisors can have positive benefits leading to strong intentions to adopt the service. The findings by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, and colleagues were featured in “My…

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Posted: August 4, 2023

The term “fake news” and its connotations took hold of the country during Donald Trump’s presidency. Still, the proliferation of unchecked journalism and false reporting has led to adopting AI tools to wade through the mess. This begs the question, do online users trust AI to weed out fake news?…

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Posted: March 6, 2023

An article by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, and co-author Matthew Lombard has received the 2022 Amsterdam School of Communication Research Denis McQuail Award. The article, “Social Responses to Media Technologies in the 21st Century:…

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Posted: February 2, 2023

A new study has found that manipulating social robots’ facial and kinetic cues can induce medium-to-large-sized effects on users’ social presence and trust. The findings by Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor in emerging media, UFCJC doctoral student…

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Posted: February 2, 2023

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