This webpage provides details about individuals affiliated with CITP whose research has recently garnered attention in the media.

February 2024

Graduate Student Sayash Kapoor and Professor Arvind Narayanan, along with other researchers, released a paper on the societal impact of open foundation models. This paper consists of work from 25 authors and 16 organizations. Media coverage of this paper includes AxiosPolitico, and OSI.

The International Journal of Communication published a book forum on former CITP Fellow Eszter Hargittai‘s book Connected in Isolation. She received nine responses from her colleagues, and provided a direct response to the book forum’s contributions. Watch the book event discussion held during Hargittai’s time at CITP.

CITP Associated Faculty Member Lydia Liu, along with Solon Barocus, Jon Kleinberg, and Karen Levy’s, research paper On the Actionability of Outcome Prediction is coming out in the AAAI conference this month. The work was also featured by the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (an international non-profit research institute with a mission to democratize AI ethics literacy) as a research summary.

Former CITP Emerging Scholar Christelle Tessono (2021-23) virtually testified in parliament on February 14, 2024. The testimony discussed the report she wrote while at CITP on Canada’s proposed AI and Data Act. You can view her testimony here.

CITP Fellow Kevin Munger‘s article in Mother Jones The Algorithm” Does Not Exist explores “From the fullness of our physical being we are reduced to mere “operators,” experiencing life primarily through the apparatus, which ‘programs’ both the producers and consumers of media.”

January 2024

In the current issue of Discovery, Research at Princeton 2023-24: AI hope versus hype, CITP Director Arvind Narayanan “dispels myths around artificial intelligence.”

Scientific America’s article Can this AI Tool Predict Your Death? Maybe, But Don’t Panic, Professor Matthew Salganik speaks to how “The study demonstrates an exciting new approach to predicting and analyzing the trajectory of people’s life” but “It’s hard to determine exactly how well it does relative to reality.”

FedScoop’s emerging tech article Proactive approach from White House, NIST needed for facial recognition technology talks with Ed Felten, CITP’s founding director and current committee member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.