Jamie Steele Recognized for Research on Gender and Artificial Intelligence

By Jeanne Hedden Gallagher

September 10, 2020

Jamie Steele Recognized for Research on Gender and Artificial Intelligence

A third-year Science and Technology Studies (STS) doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded two distinct honors that reflect the growing importance of STS approaches to the field of artificial intelligence.

Jamie Steele received the Nancy Halverson Schless Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society. As one of this year’s Library and Museum Fellows, Steele will receive funding and residential access to the Society’s collections for her dissertation, “Enacting the Fantasy Woman: Gender and the Natural Language Processing AI Artifact,” which she is writing under the supervision of James Malazita, an assistant professor in STS.

The American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purposes of “promoting useful knowledge.” In the 21st century, it serves to advance knowledge and promote

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