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Introducing the 2023 MSc Thesis Prize Winners

Sara Spinks

2024-02-19 10:41:14

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Summary of the article:
The Oxford Internet Institute has announced the winners of the 2023 MSc Thesis Prizes, awarding two winners and two “Highly Commended” theses. Julian Hazell won for the MSc in Social Science of the Internet for his thesis on defensive AI systems, while Harry Mayne won for the MSc in Social Data Science for his thesis on unsupervised learning approaches to intensive care reform.

Key Themes

– Defensive AI Systems: Julian Hazell’s award-winning thesis focused on the study of defensive AI systems and misuse risks from advanced AI, exploring how these systems can improve society’s resilience against various risks posed by transformative AI systems.
– Unsupervised Learning: Harry Mayne’s award-winning thesis delved into the use of unsupervised machine learning to improve the efficiency of intensive care units without compromising patient care quality.
– Bias in Large Language Models: Highly Commended winner Khyati Khandelwal’s thesis addressed the need to quantify and mitigate bias present in large language models, focusing on understanding casteist bias.

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