Artificial Intelligence


USC Viterbi Sustainability Projects Receive $150,000 Funding Boost

August 18, 2020

USC Viterbi researchers will lead three new projects to create innovative solutions to our most urgent environmental problems, thanks to $150,000 in funding from the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions.

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Want to Teach An AI Novelty? First, Teach It Monopoly. Then Throw Out the Rules.

July 31, 2020

Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute (ISI) have partnered with Purdue University to take part in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-funded program that seeks to develop the science that will allow AI systems to adapt to novelty, or new conditions that haven't been seen before.

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USC ISI Researchers Develop Improv-Based Chatbots

July 1, 2020

What would conversations with Alexa be like if she was a regular at The Second City?

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Sensors and Sensibility: USC Researchers Develop State-of-the-Art Biometric Security Systems

June 15, 2020

Biometrics systems like iris scanning or fingerprint recognition are no longer fantastical concepts of a distant sci-fi future.

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Your Social Media Feed is Biased

April 15, 2020

Kristina Lerman, a principal scientist at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute (ISI), and her team have found that for most social media users, their feeds expose them to a biased representation of reality.

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USC ISI Senior Director Honored with AAAI Senior Member Status

April 14, 2020

Dr. Yigal Arens, Senior Director for Administrative Affairs at USCs Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and research professor in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was designated AAAI Senior Member status at this years Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference in February.

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That Chatbot May Be Chatty, But Is It Engaging?

March 12, 2020

Researchers at the USC Information Sciences Institute Evaluate the Chatbots That, Increasingly, Answer the World's Questions.

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It's Not Magic, It's Science: Predicting the Future

February 21, 2020

It could be argued that scientists create superpowers in their labs. If Aram Galstyan, director of the Artificial Intelligence Division at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI) had to pick just one superpower, it would be the ability to predict the future.

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USC Earth Scientists and AI Researchers Join Forces on New Semantic Web Technology

January 6, 2020

Sometimes the most unrelated things can produce the most innovative results. Take, for instance, aikido—a Japanese martial art that can be translated as the "way of unifying energy"—and paleoclimatology, a scientific field examining climate evolution.

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ISI Researchers Fight Biometric Spoofing

February 1, 2019

A bad guy cases the supposedly secure Southern California headquarters of a major aerospace corporation with close governmental ties. He notes that everyone from the janitor to the CEO gains entrance after a facial recognition scan confirms their identities.

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