“I worry that AI will be used to manipulate large groups of people”

| May 29, 2024

EPISODE 25 | ISI’s Artificial Intelligence director, anthropologist Adam Russell, gets to know his researchers. This week: Myrl Marmarelis

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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.

Myrl Marmarelis, a research assistant at ISI, explains why the combination of machine learning and causal inference excites him. He shares why he’s tried to avoid relying on using ChatGPT and other AI tools for certain tasks. He describes his past culinary explorations and why he enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. He discusses potential measures that could be taken to study and prevent the use of AI for manipulation on social media. He shares a book he enjoyed for its philosophical questioning of what consciousness truly means. Listen to his episode below.

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Published on May 29th, 2024

Last updated on May 28th, 2024

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