Schlombs receives grant for computer automation research

Corinna Schlombs, associate professor in history, received a National Science Foundation Scholars Award for her research project on data entry, labor identity, and inequality. She examines computer automation with an eye toward providing historical lessons for contemporary developments in artificial intelligence and robotics technologies, which are expected to uproot the balance between human and machine labor. She also currently serves as a Virtual Fellow at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Mo., for the same project.