IN THE NEWS
University of Utah informatics researchers’ work has been featured in multiple journals, news articles and websites.
Minimizing the Pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence technology (AI) makes modern life much easier—from tailoring the ads we see when we surf the web to allowing Siri or Alexa to turn on the lights before we get home from work. But this growing automation also poses ethical problems, including discriminatory facial recognition, disinformation fueled by algorithms seeking attention and controversy, […]
Using Data for the Public Good: Is Utah a Public Interest Technology University?
On October 28, the Utah Informatics Initiative (UI2) hosted an inaugural virtual symposium to discuss the new focus of Public Interest Technology and specific projects at the University of Utah that could qualify for the designation. University President, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed, University of Texas at Austin School of Information Dean Eric Meyer and other participated.Read More
Technology to crowdsource complex triggers of pediatric asthma
A team of University of Utah researchers received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop an informatics platform that will make it possible to crowdsource scientific data and, eventually, pinpoint the cause of a child’s wheezing.Read More