AI and Interactions with Society Mini-Symposium

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AI and Interactions with Society Mini-Symposium

April 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

UFII AI Mini-Symposium: AI and Interactions with Society

AI and Interactions with Society is an inclusive and diverse society convening with maker demos, lightning talks, and workshops for academics in diverse fields engaging with Artificial Intelligence. Join us for a discussion of AI and its users in diverse cultural, social, and scientific areas. How do people, communities and AI interact?

Thursday, April 14, 2022
HYBRID: Live, in-person and virtual via Zoom
Location: Auditorium, Reitz Union [Take orange elevators to 2nd floor, then turn right – Auditorium is directly ahead]


11:00AM: Interactive Welcome Workshop

11:30AM: 7 Minute Lightning Talks from AI Makers

» Heidi Boisvert “The Ethics of Button Pushing: Using Biometrics & AI for Media Effects Research”
­» Fatimah Tuggar “Fractal Morophagenesis: Unified Branches & Subdivisions”
­» Brendan David John “AI for Human-Computer Interaction & Implications of Personalization on Privacy”
­» Lauri M. Baker “Consumer ‘s Perceptions of Artificial Intelligence in the Food System”
» Tina Tallon “From AM to AI: Mediating the Human Voice”

12:30PM: Lunch: Boxed lunches provided for registered guests + Student Videos

1:30PM: Workshops (Room 2325) and Lightning Talks (Auditorium)

AI Workshops in Room 2325  7 Minute Lightning Talks in Auditorium
AR in public health interactions – Ines Said, Austin Stanbury, and Erica Del Hagen Qudus Onikeku – “AI, Deep Learning and the Future of Appropriation”
The rhetoric of AI – Eamon O’Connor Jack Stenner – “AI and Theming as Vernacular Electracy”
AI-driven motion and dance analysis – Angelos Barmpoutis Kiley Graim – “Machine Learning Methods for Analyzing Genomic Data to Predict Disease Outcomes”
Amy Stein – “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and the Law”
Imani Mosley -“Is Your Taste Really Yours? Spotify, Algorithms, and Musical Choice”
Ray Huffaker – “Trusting the Actionable Recommendations of AI Systems”
Serena Jingchuan Guo  – “Addressing Bias and Fairness in AI & Machine Learning”

3:00PM: Closing Remarks

Thursday, April 14, 2022
11:00AM – 3:00PM
Lunch will serve at 12:30PM
When you register below, please indicate if you will be attending in-person or via zoom. Zoom invite will be sent out the day before the talk.

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For specific questions about content of the symposium, please contact Dr. Amelia Winger-Bearskin at More general questions, contact Flora Marynak at


April 14, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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J. Wayne Reitz Union