“Humanities Respond to Global Challenges” Award Winners Announced

The IRH is excited to announce the 2024 “Humanities Respond to Global Challenges” seed grant was awarded to Annette Zimmermann (Philosophy), Devin Kennedy (History/History of Science), Clinton Castro (iSchool), Alan Rubel (iSchool), and Jeremy Morris (Communication Arts) for their project “Uncertainty and Artificial Intelligence.” The seed program was developed to support teams of UW-Madison faculty in developing new humanistic and descriptive social scientific projects that take a collaborative, multiple-PI, and cross-disciplinary approach to global challenges, both enduring and emerging. The “Uncertainty and AI” team plans to interrogate the tensions created by the interplay of AI and uncertainty, opening a scholarly approach that anticipates rather than merely reacts to the rapidly evolving harms and risks linked to the AI innovation du jour.