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| December 13, 2023

EPISODE 7 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Wael AbdAlmageed

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 shape AI today, and where they hope AI will go.

Wael AbdAlmageed, a Research Director at ISI and Research Associate Professor in the USC Viterbi Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, shares how the arts have impacted his career — from the way poetry changed the way he thinks about AI to how a musical role model influenced his decision to study computer science. He discusses what he believes is one of the major issues facing the AI community and students within it and what he fears could happen if misinformation and bias are allowed to continue. He explains what he hopes AI will do to advance healthcare, what it could teach people about being consistently empathetic, and what it needs to get right to be successful. Listen to his episode of AI/nsiders below.

See the transcript here.

Read the poem ‘Special Meeting With The Son Of Noah’ discussed in the episode here.

Published on December 13th, 2023

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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