The 2023 Diederich College of Communication Scholarship Week keynote speaker is Dr. Andrea Guzman, associate professor of journalism at Northern Illinois University. She will deliver a lecture on “Should Machines Write about Death? Key Ethical Questions in the Expansion of Al into Journalism & Media Work,” on Thursday, April 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Marquette Hall 100.
Guzman, co-director of The Human-Machine Communication Lab, researches HMC theory and people’s perceptions of AI, including voice-based assistants and automated news-writing programs. Guzman is co-editor of “The SAGE Handbook of Human-Machine Communication” (July 2023) and editor of “Human-Machine Communication: Rethinking Communication, Technology, and Ourselves.”
Guzman is the former chair of the Human-Machine Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association, and her research has been published in top journals, such as New Media & Society, and presented at leading academic conferences.