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This week's "Learn About Our Researchers" features Supervising Computer Scientist and Research Team Lead, Erik Kline!

We asked Kline about his current work, why he enjoys working at ISI, and his future aspirations.

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USC ISI - November 22
New AI/nsiders episode!

This week's guest, @AshwinShreyas, does research on political polarization and misinformation in today’s world. He discusses his hopes for how #AI could be used to help humans in various fields, from health to transportation:

USC ISI - November 20
Find out what Fred Morstatter is working on through our “Learn About Our Researchers” series! @fredmorstatter is a Research Team Lead at ISI.

Learn about why he became a #researcher, his future aspirations, and what he does outside of work:

USC ISI - November 17
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USC ISI - November 16
ETHOS live! Truth and Authenticity in the Age of AI is an event produced by the Engineering in Society Program.

@wamageed, ISI Research Director and deepfake detection expert, discusses ethical concerns, truth challenges in digital media, and more. RSVP:

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