Min Sook Park, Hyerin Bak, and colleagues receive ASIS&T best poster award

The poster titled, “Measuring Citizen’s Perceptions of AI Adoption for Instrumental and Value-Added Tasks” authored by SOIS Professor
Min Sook Park and SOIS Teaching Faculty Hyerin Bak along with colleagues Hyejin Park from Florida State University and Hyejin Kim from Wright State University, received the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 1st Place Best Poster Award at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting held October 27-31, 2023 in London.

In this preliminary study, the researchers analyzed 5,153 responses from the Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel Survey, collected in 2021. The findings of this preliminary study suggested that people may utilize the outputs from AI systems differently depending on their specific needs or purposes. In their future studies, they will investigate factors contributing to these varied attitudes toward AI system adoption, particularly in the realm of decision-making about health issues.

Dr. Min Sook Park shares that, “the ASIS&T annual meeting holds a special place in my heart, as it is one of the foremost gatherings in our field. Being chosen as a recipient of this conference is a true honor, and I’m incredibly grateful for the recognition. Hyerin, two other collaborators, and I presented our early-stage project which examines citizens’ perceptions of using artificial intelligence (AI) in instrumental and value-added decision-making”.

Min Sook Park’s interdisciplinary academic commitment falls under the area of health informatics by drawing from the interconnections of the traditional research areas of behavioral science and knowledge organization in the field of Information Studies, along with data science, social computing, and information technologies. Dr. Hyerin Bak’s research interests focus on media/information literacy instruction and learning assessment. She is interested in studying individuals’ information behaviors surrounding misinformation and how to support them to use reliable information.

Citation for the preliminary study presented at ASIS&T 2023:
Park, M., Bak, H, C., Park, H. J. & Kim, H. (2023)
Measuring citizen’s perceptions of AI adoption for instrumental and value-added tasks. The 86th Annual Conference of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST’ 23). London, UK, 27-31 October, 2023
1st place winner of the Best Poster Award at ASIS&T 2023