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November 29, 2023/Research

Q&A with Siegel Research Fellow and Director of Technology Policy at the Center for American Progress Megan Shahi

Siegel Research Fellow Megan Shahi reflects on why she’s urging tech companies to take concrete actions to protect democracy in 2024 and beyond.

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October 31, 2023/Research

Meet Our 2023-2024 Siegel Research Fellows

Siegel Family Endowment is happy to introduce the 2023-2024 cohort of researchers, academics, and public policy experts who make up the foundation’s Siegel Research Fellows Program.

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October 24, 2023/Research

A Lookback on the 2022-2023 Siegel Research Fellows Cohort

Our second cohort of Siegel Research Fellows earned accolades, presented research, published articles, and built community while reckoning with the transformative effects of generative AI on every facet of society.

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August 22, 2023/Research

Meet Our New Research Team Members

From shaping our big picture questions to unpacking the latest research studies and reports to keeping a pulse on the latest field-wide conversations, our research team drives and informs our work. We’ve further expanded our research function by adding three new team members. Meet them

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July 25, 2023/Research

Introducing Creative Research at Siegel 

As an organization committed to an inquiry-based approach, research is central to any foray into art and creativity. We define “creative research” simply as research with creative outputs. Creative research challenges and resists the dominance of traditional knowledge by widening the aperture of “research” to include different perspectives, ideas, and ways of knowing.  

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July 11, 2023/Research

How User-Designed Social Media Could Create Healthier Online Communities

Social media, despite its flaws, may have heralded a golden era of participation. Yet participation hasn’t become the norm at the level of designing and developing social networks. For years, people have asked: where is the alternative? Read Eryk’s thoughts in Tech Policy Press

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June 20, 2023/Research

Multiple Timescales as an Ingredient for Resilient Scale: Lessons from Advanced Manufacturing Case Studies

Time plays a crucial, but insufficient role in scale. Three case studies in advanced manufacturing produced by UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance elucidate the role that context and circumstances play alongside time to determine the paths to scale.

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June 13, 2023/News, Research

Siegel Launches Research Advisory Council

We are thrilled to launch a high level Research Advisory Council composed of leaders of research groups and experts working at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and its impact on society

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June 6, 2023/Research

Case Studies in Manufacturing Innovation: Building Resilience Through Career Transitions in Orlando, FL, and Centering Community for Economic Mobility in Baton Rouge, LA

The second and third case studies in a series from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning and the Urban Manufacturing Alliance examine partnerships between Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) programs, workforce intermediaries, and other community stakeholders to create strong manufacturing sectors that offer well-paying careers in three urban regions.

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May 31, 2023/Research

Research Fellow Article: Auditing large language models: a three-layered approach

Siegel Research Fellow Jakob Mökander, Visiting Scholar at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy, published a paper alongside collaborators at the University of Oxford which seeks to expand the methodological toolkit available to tech providers and policymakers who wish to analyse and evaluate LLMs from technical, ethical, and legal perspectives.

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May 10, 2023/Research

Research Fellow Article: Humans and algorithms work together — so study them together

Researchers must develop a science to study the collective patterns of human–algorithm behavior so that it is possible to regulate adaptive algorithms and ensure they have a safe, beneficial role in society argues Siegel Research Fellow J. Nathan Matias in a Comment piece published in Nature this week.

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