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Women’s Health 2.0: The AI Era

April 12, 2024

Charting the evolution of women's healthcare in the AI era, illuminating the promise and challenges of predictive tech to close the health gender gap. Published April 12, 2024 Panelists Sara Reistad-Long (left), Dr. Alicia Jackson, Dr. Christina Jenkins, and Dr. Robin Berzin speak at SXSW on March 9, 2024. The panelists discussed the promise and risks that AI and predictive tech carry as a path to closing the healthcare gender gap. Less than 2% of...

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Innovations in AI and Higher Education

April 12, 2024

From the future of higher education to regulating artificial intelligence (AI), Reid Hoffman and Nicholas Dirks had a wide-ranging discussion during the first installment of the Authors at the Academy series. Published April 12, 2024 By Nick Fetty It was nearly a full house when authors Nicholas Dirks and Reid Hoffman discussed their respective books during an event at The New York Academy of Sciences on March 27, 2024. Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn as well...

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Yann LeCun Emphasizes the Promise AI

April 8, 2024

The renowned Chief AI Scientist of Meta, Yann LeCun, discussed everything from his foundational research in neural networks to his optimistic outlook on the future of AI technology at a sold-out Tata Series on AI & Society event with the Academy’s President & CEO Nick Dirks while highlighting the importance of the open-source model. Published April 8, 2024 By Nick Fetty Yann LeCun, a Turing Award winning computer scientist, had a wide-ranging discussion about artificial...

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Rule Makers and Breakers in the Space Race for Off-Earth Resources

March 28, 2024

From space junk to mining critical minerals on the Moon, this South by Southwest panel explored ambiguities in the governance of space ventures. Panelists Monique M. Chism (left), Aida Araissi, Kirsten Bartok Touw, and A.J. Crabill speak at SXSW on March 11, 2024. The panelists discussed the need for a cohesive and forward-looking governance approach to the business of space, to ensure equitable access and opportunity for all in this growing industry. Published March 28,...

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Academy President Brings AI Expertise to Saudi Arabia Conference

March 13, 2024

Nicholas Dirks focused on large language models, such as ChatGPT, and the importance of context and culture when developing these technologies. Published March 13, 2024 By Nick Fetty Nicholas Dirks, President and CEO of The New York Academy of Sciences, recently presented at what has been dubbed “the world’s most attended tech event.” Dirks gave a lecture titled “The Social Life of AI” to LEAP conference attendees at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in...

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Cybersafe Team

January 11, 2024

Winner of the Junior Academy Challenge – Spring 2023 “Cybersecurity” Sponsored by NEOM Published January 11, 2024 Team members: Jessica K. (Team Lead) (United States), Ritwik D. (United States), Neha B. (United States), Bhavya D. (United States), Farah M. (Jordan) Individuals, businesses, and governments increasingly operate in a digital landscape. But as homes, medical systems, banking services, and key infrastructure connect via complex online networks, cyberattacks have increased exponentially. Developing strong protections against various forms...

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Ethical Implications in the Development of AI

November 21, 2023

The research of Betty Li Hou, who presented a seminar as part of The New York Academy of Sciences’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Society Lecture series, explores the educational, philosophical, sociological, and legal dimensions that should be considered when developing ethical AI systems to benefit society. Published November 21, 2023 By Nick Fetty https://vimeo.com/886870560 Betty Li Hou, a Ph.D. student in computer science at the New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, presented her...

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The New York Academy of Sciences Announces First Cohort of Post-Doctoral Fellows in Inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellowship Program with Arizona State University

August 17, 2023

Published August 17, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2023, New York, NY – Three post-doctoral scholars have been named as the first cohort of Fellows for the Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellowship program. Launched by The New York Academy of Sciences and Arizona State University in April 2023, the fellowship was developed to address the unmet need for scholars who are trained across technical AI and social sciences and the humanities. This innovative training...

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Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

June 6, 2023

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists seek to identify and honor exceptional young scientists and engineers 42 years of age and younger. Honorees are selected based on the quality, novelty, and impact of their research and their potential for further significant contributions to science. For previous issues of awardee papers, see Ann NY Acad Sci (2012) 1260 and Ann NY Acad Sci (2013) 1293. Or click https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.blavatnik-awards.

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The New Wave of AI in Healthcare

May 25, 2023

In the healthcare field, artificial intelligence has the potential to improve everything from workflow efficiency to patient outcomes. By Stephen Treffinger Image Credit: Agne SopyteMembers of the Organizing Committee. (From left to right) Affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System: Christina Virgo, Esq., Sara Roncero-Menendez, Silke Muehlstedt, PhD, Thomas Fuchs, Dr. sc., Marc Kaplan; Affiliated with The New York Academy of Sciences: Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc, Barbara Knappmeyer, PhD Appearing on the front page...

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The role of insider knowledge in the trajectories of highly accomplished scientists
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Advancing understanding of discordant mentoring relationships in STEMM: A method and framework
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Emotion in the mind's eye: Imagination for adaptive cognition
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