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Eri Phinisee

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Eri Phinisee was a Semester Research Analyst at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Prior to joining CSET, she was a summer student researcher at the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory, where she investigated how fluctuations in social experiences shape individual decision-making under risk. At Carnegie Mellon, Eri was a research assistant at the Language Production and Executive Control Lab, implementing the experimental design of a study on the cognitive impact of autocorrect technology. She has also assisted with research in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences. In addition to her work at Carnegie Mellon, she has performed technical analysis at University of Pittsburgh’s Dong Lab, a neuroscience facility focused on understanding the neural mechanisms underlying emotion and motivation. Eri is currently pursuing a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a B.S. in Decision Science at Carnegie Mellon University. 

AI and Industry

May 2021

Artificial intelligence is said to be transforming the global economy and society in what some dub the “fourth industrial revolution.” This data brief analyzes media representations of AI and the alignments, or misalignments, with job postings that include the AI-related skills needed to make AI a practical reality. This potential distortion is important as the U.S. Congress places an increasing emphasis on AI. If government funds are shifted away from other areas of science and technology, based partly on the representations that leaders and the public are exposed to in the media, it is important to understand how those representations align with real jobs across the country.