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UW Computer Science Professor Wins MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

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University of Washington Professor and 2022 MacArthur fellow Yejin Choi

Choi has pioneered the combining of visual and textual inputs to improve context-based language interpretation in automatic systems.

Credit: MacArthur Foundation

University of Washington computer science professor Yejin Choi has been awarded a 2022 "genius grant" fellowship by the MacArthur Foundation.

Choi applies natural language processing to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems capable of understanding implied meanings in human languages. She has created models that absorb text and image inputs and has used computational linguistics to help AI detect sentiment or misleading intent in writing.

Choi's research team applied the latter concept to identify false online consumer reviews and to categorize news stories as hoaxes, satirical, or trustworthy.

From The Seattle Times
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