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Applying Human Computer Interaction to Brain Injuries

April 19, 2024

With an appreciation for the value of education and an athlete’s work ethic, Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba brings a unique perspective to her research. Published April 19, 2024 By Nick Fetty Athletes, military personnel, and others who endure traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may experience improved outcomes during the rehabilitation process thanks to research by a Fellow with Arizona State University and The New York Academy of Sciences. Akuadasuo Ezenyilimba, a member of the inaugural cohort of the...

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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 By Brooke Grindlinger, PhD Panelists Sara Reistad-Long (left), Healthcare Strategist at Empowered; Alicia Jackson, PhD, Founder and CEO of Evernow; Christina Jenkins, MD, General Partner at Convergent Ventures; and Robin Berzin, MD, Founder and CEO of Parsley Health speak at SXSW on March 9, 2024. The panelists...

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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 of 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. Published March 28, 2024 By Brooke Grindlinger, PhD Panelists Monique M. Chism, PhD (left), Under Secretary for Education at the Smithsonian Institution; Aida Araissi, Founder and CEO of the Bilateral Chamber of Commerce; Kirsten Bartok Touw, aerospace, space, and defense tech investor and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of New Vista Capital; and...

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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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June 13, 2024  · 
Global outlook on affordability of biotherapeutic drugs
Contributors: Anurag S. Rathore| Peter J. Gardner| Hemlata Chhabra| Ruchir Raman|
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April 23, 2024  · 
Application of a novel deep learning–based 3D videography workflow to bat flight
Contributors: Jonas Håkansson| Brooke L. Quinn| Abigail L. Shultz| Sharon M. Swartz| Aaron J. Corcoran|
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April 10, 2024  · 
Weak links: Advancing target‐based drug discovery by identifying the most vulnerable targets
Contributors: Barbara Bosch| Michael A. DeJesus| Dirk Schnappinger| Jeremy M. Rock|
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April 10, 2024  · 
Role of executive functions in the relations of state‐ and trait‐math anxiety with math performance
Contributors: Santiago Pelegrina| M. Eva Martín‐Puga| M. Teresa Lechuga| M. José Justicia‐Galiano| Rocío Linares|
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April 02, 2024  · 
We have no idea what we are walking into: AI and ethical considerations
Contributors: Katherine B. Forrest|
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March 21, 2024  · 
Generative AI and generative education
Contributors: Thomas Krendl Gilbert|
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March 06, 2024  · 
Can large language models reason and plan?
Contributors: Subbarao Kambhampati|
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February 28, 2024  · 
Decoding bilingualism from resting‐state oscillatory network organization
Contributors: Lucia Amoruso| Adolfo M. García| Sandra Pusil| Polina Timofeeva| Ileana Quiñones| Manuel Carreiras|
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February 17, 2024  · 
Functional diversity of snake locomotor behaviors: A review of the biological literature for bioinspiration
Contributors: Jessica L. Tingle| Kelsey L. Garner| Henry C. Astley|
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February 09, 2024  · 
Attracting and developing STEMM talent toward excellence and innovation
Contributors: Heidrun Stoeger| Linlin Luo| Albert Ziegler|
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