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| April 3, 2024

EPISODE 21 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Kristina Lerman

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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.

Kristina Lerman, a principal scientist at ISI, discusses the path that brought her to AI, from photography to physics. She explains why she was drawn to researching social media, and shares her own experience of the effects of the changing social media landscape. She explores the reasons why she’s a technological optimist and why she’s driven to better understand human behavior in complex systems. She shares how her students’ work has changed after the introduction of Chat-GPT. From Gödel, Escher, Bach to the works of Aleksandr  Kuprin, she discusses how what she’s read has inspired and informed her. Listen to her episode of AI/nsiders below.

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Published on April 3rd, 2024

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

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