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| November 29, 2023

EPISODE 5 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Mahyar Khayatkhoei

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.

Mahyar Khayatkhoei explains how his work as a computer scientist at ISI can help us better understand and explore the rules of our world. He discusses how the book “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson might paint a picture of the future of AI, and what challenge facing AI might stop it from ever getting there. He shares how his childhood interest in creating video games influenced his path to AI, and the career path he might’ve taken if he didn’t have it. He explores how AI having empathy could affect your Youtube recommendations. Listen to his episode of AI/nsiders below.

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Published on November 29th, 2023

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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