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People who distrust fellow humans show greater trust in artificial intelligence

People who distrust fellow humans show greater trust in artificial intelligence

A person’s distrust in humans predicts they will have more trust in artificial intelligence’s ability to moderate content online, according to a recently published study. The findings, the researchers say, have practical implications for both designers and users of AI tools in social media.

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Users trust AI as much as humans for flagging problematic content

Users trust AI as much as humans for flagging problematic content

Social media users may trust artificial intelligence — AI — as much as human editors to flag hate speech and harmful content, according to researchers. 

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Students encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Students encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Penn State’s Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence is accepting applications for its Student Affiliates Program. Graduate and undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses are eligible to apply. Applications will remain open indefinitely and can be submitted online.

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Researchers encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Researchers encouraged to apply for AI center affiliate status

Penn State faculty pursuing research, education and outreach related to socially responsible AI are encouraged to apply for affiliate status with the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

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AI for Social Impact talks available for viewing online

Recordings of recent talks presented as part of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence's "AI for Social Impact Seminar Series" are now available for viewing online.

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Young Achievers Symposium talks available for viewing online

Recordings of recent talks presented as part of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence's "Young Achievers Symposium" are now available for viewing online.

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Suicide vulnerability index, machine learning model help predict counties’ risk

Penn State researchers have developed a machine learning-based model that uses their newly developed suicide vulnerability index to identify at-risk communities at the U.S. county level.

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Lecture on explainable machine learning to be presented April 12

Umang Bhatt, a doctoral candidate in the Machine Learning Group at the University of Cambridge, will present a free public lecture titled “Challenges and Frontiers in Deploying Transparent Machine Learning” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

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Lecture on bias in language technologies to be presented April 5

Su Lin Blodgett, a postdoctoral researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics group at Microsoft Research Montréal, will present a free public lecture titled “Towards Equitable Language Technologies” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The lecture will be held live via Zoom View Webinar. No registration is required.

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Tech activist Timnit Gebru to deliver distinguished lecture on ethical AI

Tech activist Timnit Gebru to deliver distinguished lecture on ethical AI

Timnit Gebru, a widely respected leader in artificial intelligence ethics research who said she lost her job at Google for raising issues about their AI practices and discrimination in the workplace, will present a free public lecture titled “The Quest for Ethical Artificial Intelligence” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, via Zoom. No registration is required.

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Lecture on leveraging machine learning in nonprofits to be presented March 15

Ryan Shi, a doctoral candidate in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, will present a free, public webinar titled “From a Bag of Bagels to Bandit Data-Driven Optimization” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15.

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Lecture on 'AI for Cyber-Safety' to be presented March 4

Lecture on 'AI for Cyber-Safety' to be presented March 4

Srijan Kumar, assistant professor at the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a free public lecture titled “Advances in AI for Cyber-Safety” at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 4.

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Lecture on data privacy to be presented March 1

Praneeth Vepakomma, a doctoral student at MIT, will present a free public lecture titled “Differential Privacy for Measuring Nonlinear Correlations between Sensitive Data at Multiple Parties,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

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S. Shyam Sundar to deliver keynote at the GOVTRUST Annual Symposium

S. Shyam Sundar, director of the Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence, will deliver the keynote address at the GOVTRUST Annual Symposium 2022.

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AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society: Call for Papers

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) has announced a Call for Papers for the fifth AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, August 1-3, 2022 in Oxford, UK. Submissions are due by February 22, 2022. More information is available at https://www.aies-conference.com/2022/call-for-papers/.

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