Wall Street Journal: What Makes People Abuse Robots
Maja Mataric was quoted as to why people may mistreat robots.
Maja Mataric was quoted as to why people may mistreat robots.
Research by Emilio Ferrara found that during the 2020 Election season 13 percent of all accounts tweeting about conspiracy theories were automated.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots were influencing discussions around the upcoming election was featured.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots are once again influencing discussions around the 2020 election was featured
STAT quoted Yolanda Gil on a new award that recognizes the positive impact of artificial intelligence.
Pasadena Star-News quoted Cyrus Shahabi regarding the concerns around contact tracing apps.
CNN featured Bistra Dilkina on how people may consider moving due to the impacts of climate change.
New USC study finds that automated accounts and foreign interference are infesting social media conversations about the upcoming election.
Spangher, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, will use the fellowship to further his work in NLP and computational journalism.
KABC-TV featured research by Crosstown, a collaboration between Viterbi and Annenberg, which found that arson fires in Los Angeles are on the rise.
KTTV-TV interviewed Cliff Neuman regarding a ransomware attack affected a school district.
Computer Science Professor Bistra Dilkina, who has modeled migration patterns from sea-level rise, discusses climate-driven pressures as wildfires devastate the West Coast.
USC computer science researchers and Amazon Robotics explored a solution to the problem of lifelong multi-agent path finding (MAPF), where a team of agents must be moved to constantly changing goal locations without collisions.
USC computer scientists developed a text classifier, which takes social media posts and predicts whether the text contains hate speech by looking at context as well as content.
Viterbi AI research that tries to help individuals who are homeless as well as robots to identify problems in infrastructure were featured
Researchers at USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC), including Cyrus Shahabi, IMSC director and computer science professor, worked in partnership with Crosstown, a nonprofit news organization, to examine vehicle volume data across Los Angeles during the COVID-19 shutdown.
AthenaHacks was founded in 2016 by a group of USC seniors, led by computer science student Kelly Lampotang, with the idea of creating a friendly hackathon event to inspire more women coders and engineers to work together.
As more places across California start to reopen, contact tracing is set to play a crucial role in containing the spread of the coronavirus. Cyrus Shahabi, USC computer science professor, discusses how much of the work could be done through digital contact tracing and how it would work. (Listen ~00:19).
Namita Prakash is computer science major with a screenwriter minor
Cyrus Shahabi was interviewed about a contact tracing app his team is working on to fight the spread of COVID19
USC Researchers and faculty presented on how digital technologies– mobile applications, internet of things, data science, AI, and machine learning can play a role in understanding, monitoring and combatting COVID-19.
How USC Viterbi researchers innovated, disrupted, and engaged new frontiers from a distance
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USC computer science researchers who designed an artificially intelligent robot that helped children with autism boost their learning and social skills hope such technology could one day aid others with the developmental disorder.
In this podcast, Assistant Professor in Computer Science Heather Culbertson discusses haptics research, creating interactions that realistically mimic touch sensations experienced during interactions with the physical world.
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Tool will be deployed to support increased authentic Latinx onscreen representation and casting opportunities during the early stages of the development process
Support from ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, will help computer and data science programs continue their dramatic growth.
New AI-based research, led by Bistra Dilkina, projects migration patterns of people leaving coastal cities due to sea-level rise.
Bistra Dilkina was interviewed about how AI as tool could help with disaster preparation and mitigation
Maja Matarić was interviewed about the future for socially assistive robots as companions and coaches
A team of researchers led by assistant professor of computer science Stefanos Nikolaidis have created a robotic arm capable of brushing hair, which is designed to help physically disabled people.
A new study co-authored by Aleksandra Korolova, an assistant professor of computer science at USC, found the technologies Facebook uses to put advertising it deems relevant in front of people may be more responsible for the polarization of American politics than previously understood.
Fresh from its historic win last year when they brought home the trophy for National Chapter of The Year, the USC chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, continues to rake awards and solidify its place as one of the best student-run organizations in the nation
Research by Joseph Lim to train robots to assemble low-budget furniture was featured
Research by the SAIL lab using AI to detect music’s effects on our brains and emotions, was featured.
Research by Burcin Bercerik Gerber, Gale Lucas of USC CENTIENTS and Erroll Southers to test building features that might thwart active shooters, was featured.
When humans give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, it actually helps them find the best ways to hold things, found Stefanos Nikolaidis, a USC computer science assistant professor.
Jonathan Gratch was quoted on devices designed to predict moods.
As robots take on bigger roles, it’s crucial that users both trust and like them, says Professor Maja Mataric, founder and director of USC’s Interaction Lab.
A new study from researchers at Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the nonprofit Upturn suggests Facebook’s ad delivery system perpetuates bias.
Professor Jernej Barbic shares details about his realistic computational model of the human hand in motion.
Speaking at the MIT Technology Review’s EmTech conference, Hao Li shares his thoughts on the future of deepfake technology.
Hao Li was quoted on the difficulty of detecting deepfake videos.
Aleksandra Korolova was quoted on how Google can track your every move.
Jeff Miller was quoted on autonomous vehicles learning to predict pedestrian movements.
Paul Rosenbloom was quoted on the current state of artificial general intelligence research.
More than 80 games from console, PC, VR, AR and mobile video games to board games and outdoor-games
USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 2019 Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony
Work by CAIS using artificial intelligence to aid homeless youth in Los Angeles was featured.
Research by Kristina Lerman (and colleagues) regarding people’s email response habits was highlighted
Research by Chen Zhang and Laurent Itti about new technology they developed to screen children for fetal alcohol syndrome was featured.
Research by Pedro Szekely and colleagues to develop an algorithm that searches the internet for indicators of human trafficking was mentioned.
Research by Jonathan Gratch on how self-driving car technology may prompt users to consider the common good instead of selfish desires was highlighted.
An article about conserving endangered wildlife using AI, featuring projects from USC’s Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society (CAIS).
A USC computer science PhD student and physical therapy researcher teamed up to develop a unique voice-assisted device that could help children with cerebral palsy.
For the 7th straight year, the CS program is the top & the overall online engineering program is in the top 5.
Research by Shri Narayanan on an artificial intelligence program that predicts relationship health based on speech patterns was mentioned
Clifford Neuman was quoted about a recent ransomware attack on newspaper delivery operations.
Heather Culbertson was quoted about the future application of haptic technology.
Gerard Medioni was profiled for his role at Amazon.
Research by Emilio Ferrara on how bots spread misinformation was featured.
Research by Maja Matarić was mentioned in a story about a robot with social intelligence
Research by Leonard Adleman was mentioned in a story on machines built to solve optimization problems.
Study by Maja Matarić and Gisele Ragusa to advance in-home socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum was featured
Yolanda Gil’s work was profiled by PCMag. She discussed why we need to design AI systems that have and encourage ‘ethical and responsible behaviors.’
Heather Culbertson research on a haptic armband was featured
A study by Jonathan Gratch of ICT was cited on the potential for artificial intelligence in therapy.
Kyle Olszewski was quoted on a new computer program that can generate realistic fake videos of a person’s movements and expressions.
Research by Emilio Ferrara of the Information Sciences Institute was quoted on monitoring Twitter conversations.
Jeffrey Miller was quoted about existing regulations regarding the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Clifford Neuman was quoted about the growing need to protect car fobs from being remotely accessed and used to steal vehicles.
Francisco Valero-Cuevas was awarded an honorary degree from his alma mater, Swarthmore College for his scientific contributions. He spoke at Swarthmore’s commencement ceremony on May 27, 2018
Milind Tambe, the Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering is being recognized for research and development of important practical applications of AI and multi-agent systems for social good.
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Nenad Medvidovic was quoted regarding the future job prospects for software developers
A collaboration between USC Viterbi students and local high school student Faith Florez to develop a mobile app that alerts farmworkers to heat warnings was featured
Hao Li was quoted about how augmented reality games might evolve
Research by the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society to help track poachers using artificial intelligence was featured
Work by Maja Mataric and Margaret Trost of the Keck School of Medicine to develop robot-assisted therapies and socially assistive robots was featured
Jeffrey Miller was quoted about recent advancements in driverless car technology and how to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Collaboration will support early career research and enable researchers to translate findings into applications
From the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and it’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing – led by brilliant Professor SK Gupta, of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and of Computer Science
Research by ISI’s Aleksandra Korolova and colleagues was highlighted, showing that Apple is mining users’ data in an effort to boost its “differential privacy.”
Prem Natarajan was quoted about the security of Apple’s new facial identity feature on the iPhone X.
Jeff Miller was quoted on why self-driving cars need complex sensors to determine if there is a living object in their path.
The article noted that USC Games program is ranked first in the country among game development programs at universities.
The Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society was highlighted for its efforts to address problems such as homeless youth, poaching of endangered species, and gang prevention.
Research by Emilio Ferrara Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the prevalence of bots on Twitter and how these bots can affect the spread of false information during an election.
ISI’s Greg Ver Steeg was highlighted for his algorithm CorEx which was used to help friend and computational biologist Shirley Pepke find treatment options for her cancer diagnosis
The LA Times highlighted the SAIL lab and a study on diversity and stereotypes in movie dialogues
Reuters featured USC Viterbi and the Information Sciences Institute as being selected for the Amazon Alexa Fund Fellowship, a new program to support universities and researchers focused on transformative voice technologies such as text-to-speech, natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition and conversational artificial intelligence.
Nora Ayanian was interviewed by Reuters on her research involving multi-robot coordination
SK Gupta to lead research effort
Wired quoted Jeffrey Miller about the development potential for Tesla’s self-driving cars.
CBS News quoted Clifford Neuman about the possible ways to voter fraud could occur.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Joe Touch about the cyberattack on Dyn, which connects web addresses to IP addresses.