“I want to make an impact by reducing misinformation”

| November 22, 2023

EPISODE 4 ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Ashwin Shreyas


AI/nsiders – ISI

Adam Russell, AI/nthropologist and Director of the AI Division at the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), is on a journey to help build a better world with AI. He interviews the ISI humans behind AI to understand what motivates them, how they are shaping AI today, and where they hope AI will go in the future.

Ashwin Shreyas Mohan Rao, who’s been working at ISI since 2020, has researched political polarization and misinformation in today’s world. In this episode he discusses his hopes for how AI could be used to help humans in various fields, from health to transportation. He shares how playing cricket as a child influenced his work ethic and his strengths on a team. He explains why he believes there needs to be a greater focus on the social sciences in AI research and why universities have a unique role to play in that research. Listen to his episode of AI/nsiders below.

See the transcript here.

Published on November 22nd, 2023

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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