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A Computer Scientist is Named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow

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The MacArthur Foundation recently announced its 2022 MacArthur Fellows – 25 individuals whose achievements show “new modes of activism, artistic practice, and citizen science. They are excavators uncovering what has been overlooked, undervalued, or poorly understood. They are archivists reminding us of what should survive.”

The MacArthur Fellows program grants each recipient a no-strings attached stipend of $800,000 in order to support his or her own creative and professional ambitions. The program features scientists, artists, historians, and writers.

Yejin Choi, Computer Scientist, 2022 MacArthur Fellow, Seattle, WA

Among the new Fellows is Computer scientist Yejin Choi. Dr. Choi is currently the Brett Helsel Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington at Seattle, with a joint appointment at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Choi was chosen for her work leveraging natural language processing to develop AI systems that are capable of understanding language and making inferences about the world around them.

Learn more about why the MacArthur Foundation chose these two accomplished computer scientists and read about all the remarkable MacArthur Fellows here!

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