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(Video) Maryland Today: Information Warfare’s Secret Weapon: Kittens (ft. Susannah Paletz)

December 11, 2023 | Maryland Today Staff | UMD
Research on social media sharing reveals the potential dangers of cuteness
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Units Across UMD Partner on Multidisciplinary Initiatives for AI Ethics, Accessible Technology, and Literacy

December 7, 2023 | Olivia Borgula & INFO Staff
Funded by UMD Grand Challenge Grants, INFO is playing an integral role in these initiatives

Maryland Today: A Dramatic Step Forward in Robotics (ft. Bill Kules)

November 10, 2023 | Maryland Today Staff
Human Body Becomes Robot Playground in Project Funded by Arts for All Initiative
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Data@Hand: Transforming Personal Data Exploration on Your Smartphone

November 2, 2023 | Steicy Singh | UMD Smith School of Business
A UMD developed app that brings your health information to life
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Five Ways to Reimagine Smart Growth

November 2, 2023 | Andrew Fellows
Envisioning neighborhoods that range from micro-economies to climate-crisis-adaptive

Newsweek: Optical Illusion of Man Eating ‘Dog’s Head’ for Breakfast Baffles Internet (ft. Jennifer Golbeck)

October 26, 2023 | INFO Staff
Research from INFO professor featured in Newsweek article
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Stephanie Valencia-Valencia Explores How Large Language Models Can Accommodate People with Disabilities

October 23, 2023 | Olivia Borgula
The INFO assistant professor studies the benefits and limitations of technology in aiding communication
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UMD Empowering More Maryland Residents to Become Digitally Connected

October 12, 2023 | Holly Leber Simmons & INFO Staff
The $6M UMD Extension & INFO initiative focuses on expanding broadband access coupled with digital literacy training