Researcher-in-residence, Hacks/Hackers (Canada)
Hamilton is a speaker at the 25th ISOJ, happening from April 12 – 13, 2024, both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.
Sil Hamilton is researcher-in-residence at the journalism non-profit Hacks/Hackers. A machine learning researcher at McGill University, Sil has published research exploring the intersection of AI and culture. He has been in Wired, The Financial Times, and Le Devoir; and he has given talks on AI and the newsroom at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia; and the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Sil has consulted for The Associated Press on AI policies and serves as technology advisor at Health Tech Without Borders, a non-profit seeking to mitigate healthcare crises with digital tools. Sil has taught two online courses on large language models for the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.