A collaboration between the College of Communication and Information PhD student and School of Information Sciences professor has resulted in innovative research that reaches into the future of AI-powered voice digital assistants and explores how it can be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
This research resulted in a co-authored paper and an award for the doctoral student, Jessica Barfield. Barfield was named the 2021 Emerging Social Informatics Researcher Award from the Association for Information Sciences and Technology (ASIS&T) Special Interest Group in Social Informatics, in part for the paper, “Hey There! What Do You Look Like? User Voice Switching and … Read more “PhD Student Jessica Barfield Named ASIS&T Emerging Scholar for AI Voice Research Done with Professor Dania Bilal”