Artificial Intelligence

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a color problem. Various studies have demonstrated how African Americans, in particular, are negatively affected by AI-based algorithms. For example, a 2019 article in Nature reported on a study that showed that an algorithm widely used in U.S. hospitals to allocate health care to patients has…

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Posted: February 8, 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

Huan Chen, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Advertising associate professor, Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, CJC Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, and UF College of Engineering Professor My Thai have received a UF Research Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Catalyst Fund award for their project “Fairness in Information Access…

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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

  Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project and Telecommunication associate professor, served as one of four co-editors for Communication Studies, Volume 71, Issue 3: Communicating Artificial Intelligence (AI); Theory Research and Practice published on July 14.…

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Posted: July 22, 2020

People use cues every day, like social cues or nonverbal cues, to communicate. But how are these cues — relative to Siri, Alexa, social robots, or the myriad hybrid computer and artificial intelligence technologies — being developed? How would a self-driving car, for example, understand sarcasm and do they have…

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Posted: January 14, 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

In a day and age where robots and artificial intelligence are a reality, the question of how different humans interact with these machines is key to improving the experience and outcomes. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Kun Xu sought to determine how humans perceive robots…

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Posted: September 7, 2019

Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication professor and Media Consumer Research director, is the author of “Media Adoption of Cognitive Technologies: The Strategic Applications and Implications of Artificial Intelligence in the Media Industry,” selected as one of the Top Three/Best Papers for the 2019 Annual…

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Posted: May 28, 2019