Author: Sosa Diaz, Willmar

Announcing BRIMI: Bias Reduction In Medical Information

We are delighted to announce that our project, BRIMI: Bias Reduction In Medical Information, has been awarded NSF funding under their Fairness in AI program! This recognition highlights the lab’s pioneering work in using artificial intelligence to detect and mitigate biased health information, particularly impacting minoritized groups. BRIMI’s innovative approach will contribute to equity in health information, improving fairness in AI, medicine, and the online information ecosystem. The project’s multidisciplinary team includes Seattle Children’s Hospital and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, non-profits, and industry partners. This groundbreaking effort is, to the best of our knowledge, the first large-scale computational study of biased health information. We are looking forward to advancing our unique Fairness via AI approach to address critical challenges in health information and reduce biases!

Announcing FACT-CHAMP: Convergence Accelerator 2021 Awardee

We are delighted to announce that our project, FACT-CHAMP, was awarded the NSF Convergence Accelerator’s 2021 Cohort Phase I Award! FACT CHAMP (Fact-checker, Academic, and Community Collaboration Tools) is a vital initiative addressing online misinformation and racially targeted hate speech, led by fact-checking non-profit Meedan. By fostering collaboration among fact-checkers, non-profits, researchers, and community leaders, particularly from minority groups, FACT CHAMP aims to curb misinformation and reduce hate speech. The platform facilitates secure sharing of misinformation data and research challenges, bridging the gap between academia and practice. The multidisciplinary approach, combining social science and computer science research, demonstrates a commitment to addressing the complex challenges of misinformation. The RIET lab is excited to be part of this innovative project and dedicated to creating a positive societal impact!