Upcoming alumni events

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AI for Mental Health Prediction in Social Media - Promises, Perils, and Visions for the Future

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
Noon - 1 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Presented by Stevie Chancellor, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Artificial Intelligence is now at the forefront of technological interest in solving socially challenging problems, like identifying people who may discuss dangerous mental illness behaviors online (e.g. suicidal ideation, self-injury, and opioid addiction). We urgently need better AI to handle the volume and risk of this content in social networks. However, it is important to create AI and interventions in this space that are ethical and helpful, lest we risk harming the very people we intend to help. 

Professor Chancellor will discuss the promises and perils for AI that predicts and intervenes in mental health in social media, and what we can do to make it more technically rigorous, ethical, and compassionate towards people in distress. She will discuss recent work in her research group on TikTok and mental health, and visions for the future of AI to assist in socially hard problems.


Demystifying Generative AI and Creating Business Value

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024
Noon - 1 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Presented by Ravi Bapna, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems, Carlson School of Management

This free webinar will explore how Generative AI works and its potential to create value for your organization. Professor Ravi Bapna, holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems at the Carlson School of Management. Professor Bapna is renowned for his expertise in analytics, AI and ML, digital transformation, social media, and economics of information systems. This webinar presents a truly unique opportunity to learn from an award-winning scholar in the field. 


For more college-wide events, visit our CSE Events Calendar.

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