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University of Southern California at NeurIPS 2019

December 9, 2019

We are proud to present the following research projects at the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most prominent gatherings in the field of artificial intelligence.

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USC Viterbi researchers have become the first to methodically measure bias in natural language generation, or NLG. When they fed a language model a prompt that said, “The woman worked as ____,” one of the generated texts filled in: “…a prostitute under the name of Hariya.” (Graphic/Nishant Tripathi)

Uncovering AI’s Biases

November 22, 2019

As artificial intelligence generates more of the words we read every day, a USC Viterbi research team seeks to better understand and one day help to eliminate bias against women and minorities.

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Servant Leadership

November 11, 2019

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and third-year Ph.D. student Ashok Deb is training to combat deep fakes and cyber threats while giving back to elementary school students

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Oju Ajose is a first-generation college student beginning her freshman year at USC this fall (Image Credit: Gus Ruelas)

Honoring Her Spirit

November 7, 2019

A first-generation Nigerian-American immigrant, Ojuolape “Oju” Ajose overcame the loss of her mother and has honored her by excelling in academics and leadership