The Authority File Round-Up: March 2023

A quick overview of last month's episodes, in case you missed them

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Generative AI, namely chatbots like Chat-GPT, continues to make waves in higher education and beyond. In response, last month’s series analyzed the application of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in the mobility industry. Speaking with two product managers at SAE International, the series revealed the difficulty of standardizing policies in emergent fields. Our speakers dove into SAE’s range of offerings and the association’s role in bringing together stakeholders in industry and academia. Our guests further explained the characteristics of AI and how cyber practices have evolved in recent years, stressing the importance of a risk-based and process-driven approach. 

Here’s a quick round-up of the episodes, in case you missed them. We hope you find the conversations fascinating, valuable, and timely. Thanks for listening!

Unpacking AI and Cybersecurity for Mobility

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Last month Adrian Guan and Tim Weisenberger, product managers at SAE International, joined the program to discuss the role of cybersecurity and AI in mobility. Adrian and Tim underscored the importance of problem definition and risk assessment, also highlighting SAE’s position as an intermediary between industry experts. Our guests further described how AI and cybersecurity intersect and how the research has evolved in recent years. Brought to you by SAE International.

Listen to episode one: Introduction to SAE International and Guests
Listen to episode two: The Characteristics and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Listen to episode three: The Standardization of Cybersecurity Practices

Listen to episode four: Creating Opportunities for Industry Collaboration

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Missed February’s episodes? We’ve got you covered.

In this two-part series, Dr. Sarah Derbew, assistant professor of Classics at Stanford University, detailed the research behind her latest title, Untangling Blackness in Greek AntiquitySarah highlighted the distinctions between ancient and modern conceptualizations of race and the challenge of “decolonizing” the classics. Sarah also took an interdisciplinary approach to Classical Studies, looking at how the field connects with Black Studies and how young scholars are taking steps to incorporate an ethics of care into their research. You can listen to the series here.

What’s Coming Up in April

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We have two captivating series this month. First, Tanis MacDonald, Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, describes the Laurier Poetry Series and her role as general editor. Tanis underlines the series’ goal to make poetry available in print and more accessible for students and general readers. Tanis also explains the difficulties of teaching poetry and dives into her own publications. Click here to listen to the first episode.

In our second series, Nicola Jones, Director of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme, emphasizes Springer Nature’s efforts to promote and publish research related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Nicola provides background on the program and explains its origins and scope. In addition, Nicola outlines her work as program director, emphasizing the value of bringing together experts from multiple disciplines. You can listen to the first episode here.

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