Selman Akbulut — a former professor of mathematics in the College of Natural Resources at Michigan State University — was dismissed after he refused to teach a class.
"I went on that website just hoping to see if I could make $5, $10, $15 at most — and I ended up finding a sugar daddy who helped me pay for the rest of my college."
Michigan State's Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives held its 30th annual all-university excellence awards ceremony.
The A.I. in question is DeepTalk, a conversational agent that would be taught to listen to and mimic a human voice. MSU researchers and WKAR Public Media pitched the concept to PILOT, NAB’s technology innovation initiative, and it won PILOT’s 2019 Innovation Challenge.