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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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USC's Formula SAE Racing team competes at the 2nd Annual SoCal Shootout in Riverside, CA. PHOTO/COURTESY OF PHILIP CAMPOSANO

Race for Redemption

November 18, 2019

After a mechanical failure at June’s Formula SAE competition, USC Racing wins first place at a recent SoCal competition.

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MEPC at 10

November 13, 2019

The latest edition of the 10-year-old Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition promises to transform high-tech ideas into viable startups.

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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

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“Yes, And . . .”

October 28, 2019

Engineering students speed dating, telling wild tales and assuming martial arts stances in class!? Just another day in Writing 340, which injects a little bit of improv into the reading and writing.