CS Student at UC Berkeley Develops Tech to Combat Social Media Harms

06 Nov 2023

In an article published on 10/27/2023, Sana Pandey, who is an intern at CHAI, was featured on CBS News in the Bay Area for her work in recommender system alignment. She discussed what drove her to enter the world of recommender systems and her ongoing work with Jonathan Stray on integrating alternatives to engagement into optimization frameworks. The article highlighted her research as a response to the recent lawsuit against Meta, which argues that Instagram’s recommender algorithm is deliberately addictive. The interview also featured Mark Nitzberg who explained the real-world applications and relevance of the project.

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