CITP Seminar: “My AI Must Have Been Broken”: How AI Stands to Reshape Human Communication
The talk will outline early experimental findings from this work, mostly led by Cornell and Stanford graduate students Maurice Jakesch, Hannah Mieczkowski, and Jess Hohenstein. For example, the research shows that AI-MC involvement can result in language shifting towards positivity; impact the evaluation of others; change the extent to which we take ownership over our messages; and shift assignment of blame for communication outcomes. Given the impact of AI-MC on interpersonal evaluations, the talk will also cover our recent research examining the (mostly false) heuristics humans use when evaluating whether text was written by AI. Overall, AI-MC raises significant practical and ethical concerns as it stands to reshape human communication, calling for new approaches to the development and regulation of these technologies.
Bio: Mor Naaman is a professor of information science at Cornell Tech where he also serves as the associate dean for technical programs. Naaman leads a research group focused on the intersection of technology, media and democracy. The group applies multidisciplinary techniques — from machine learning to qualitative social science — to study our information ecosystem and its challenges. Before Cornell, he was on the faculty at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information, led a research team at Yahoo! Research Berkeley, received a Ph.D. in computer science from the Stanford University InfoLab, and played professional basketball for Hapoel Tel Aviv. He is also a former startup co-founder, and advises startup companies in social computing and related areas.
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This talk will be recorded and posted here, on the CITP YouTube channel and on the Princeton University Media Central website.
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