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This Neural Network Creates 3D Faces from Blurred Photos

December 9, 2016

When actors like Kevin Spacey or Mads Mikkelsen want to star in a video game, the process is incredibly complex. For this, the celebrities are scanned …

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The Emerging Tech of Virtual Reality Applications

December 8, 2016

As VR spreads far beyond the world of gaming, SYS-CON explores the state of VR in 2016 and where developers are taking it in the …

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The Virtual Laboratory Patient

December 5, 2016

For the Mitele TV show, MTMAD, ICT’s Skip Rizzo sat down with host Marcos Anton to discuss how technology can improve our health. Watch the …

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Terrorism is No Game, but Playing This One Could Help in the Fight

November 17, 2016

Fast Company’s Sean Captain sat down with ICT’s Ryan McAlinden to discuss CounterNet and how it’s used to help detect the possible ways in which groups …

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USC Institute for Creative Technologies Hosts Digital Storytelling Showcase

November 16, 2016

By USC News Staff The latest in creative digital works that integrate digital technologies, interaction and narrative were on display in a special exhibition were …

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How Video Games Are Helping Young Veterans Cope

November 11, 2016

In honor of Veterans Day, Complex talks about alternative PTSD treatments featuring ICT’s Skip Rizzo and Bravemind.

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Is the Retail World Ready for Virtual Reality?

November 11, 2016

Todd Richmond discusses the latest IEEE survey and whether the retail world is ready new strides being made in virtual reality with Wall Street Journal’s …

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How Virtual Reality is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD

November 11, 2016

According to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs about 11 out of every 100 veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have …

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Pinscreen Launches with High-Tech Distractions for a Nerve-Wracking Election

November 9, 2016

ICT’s Vision and Graphics Lab Director Hao Li along with his team at Pinscreen launch a system for generating what can be photorealistic three-dimensional images from …

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Global Behavior Change Through Virtual Reality

November 9, 2016

With Virtual Reality (VR) entering its golden age, new uses abound. VR now has the potential to help us internalise experiences that are not filtered …

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How Deepak Chopra is Using Virtual Reality to Improve Your Health

November 7, 2016

Tech.co explores Deepak Chopra’s new initiative using color therapy and Hindu Chakras for a guided mediation VR application. In this feature, various works of VR …

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5 Ways Humanitarian Bots Can Save the World

November 6, 2016

While bots have a long way to go to reach their potential, even the emotionless bots of today have changed the world for the better, …

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This Woman’s Experience Shows a Major Problem Facing Virtual Reality

November 5, 2016

Why experiencing abuse in VR can be damaging in real life. Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, the director of Medical Virtual Reality at the University of …

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North America 17 Consumer Trends

November 4, 2016

USC Institute for Creative Technologies and Bravemind is featured in Mintel’s 2017 Consumer Trends report.

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Imagine a Time…

November 1, 2016

SIGNAL Magazine talks about ARL’s work and collaboration with USC ICT.

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Virtual Trauma: Could Home VR Affect PTSD Sufferers?

October 30, 2016

For years now, VR has been used to help people overcome fears and in the treatment of conditions such as PTSD, and it’s proven to …

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VR for Good – It Can Do Much Better Than Game

October 28, 2016

To inspire others about the power of VR to do good, AMD took some gear on the road to the VERGE conferencein Silicon Valley. The conference led …

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25 of VR’s Greatest Innovators

October 26, 2016

Polygon compiled a list of VR’s Top 25 Innovators and to no surprise, a few current and former ICT’ers made the list. Check it out!

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We Can Measure Feelings

October 21, 2016

France 2 Replay in Paris featured ICT and our researchers in a video about measuring feelings through technology.

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How VR and Surgery are a Match Made in Heaven

October 19, 2016

A piece by Alphr featuring ICT’s Skip Rizzo, click here for the full article. Image Credit: Alphr

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‘Thank You For Your Service’ Documentary Highlights Alarming Mental Health Crisis

October 14, 2016

One of the most alarming statistics in the new documentary “Thank You For Your Service” is that 150,000 veterans died by suicide after Vietnam, and …

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These Doctors are Incorporating VR into Pain Management

October 6, 2016

PC Magazine talks with Skip Rizzo about his Clinical VR work with soldiers suffering from PTSD.

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VR and Post-Traumatic Stress with Bravemind and STRIVE

October 5, 2016

What if VR can revolutionize our approach to treating those who suffered post-traumatic stress after service in wars? Albert “Skip” Rizzo and Arno Hartholt spearheaded a …

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Can Virtual Therapists Treat Veterans?

October 4, 2016

BBC Radio’s ‘Up All Night’ host Dotun Adebayo talks with Skip Rizzo about virtual enhancement therapy. Click here to listen.

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What if Virtual Reality Can Make Us Better Citizens?

October 4, 2016

The Atlantic’s CityLab investigates and ICT’s Skip Rizzo gives insight into Bravemind. Visit City Lab for the full article. Image Credit: REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

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Robots are Developing Feelings. Will They Ever Become “People”?

October 4, 2016

AI systems are beginning to acquire emotions. But whether that means they deserve human-type rights is the subject of a thorny debate. Paul Rosenbloom is …

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Why Are Millennials Already Nostalgic for Music from 10 Years Ago?

October 3, 2016

ICT’s Todd Richmond tells LA Weekly that, “We have faster access to news, information … everything’s been accelerated. So I think there’s been a compression in …

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Virtual Reality Relieves Physical Pain

October 3, 2016

According to a report by Goldman Sachs , applications of virtual reality in the health field will represent a market of $ 5.1 billion in …

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Meet Ellie: The Robot Therapist Treating Soldiers with PTSD

October 1, 2016

“The behavioural indicators that Ellie identifies will be summarised to the doctor, who will integrate it as part of the treatment or therapy. Our vision …

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Culture Saturday

October 1, 2016

Culture Saturday out of Denmark talks with Skip Rizzo about clinical virtual reality and how ‘illustrated universes’ can be used to help both veterans and …

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How VR Could Change the Way We Treat Depression

September 29, 2016

IGN discusses how virtual reality helps in mental health treatment and cites Bravemind in the full article. Visit IGN to read the entire story.

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Can Virtual Reality Unlock the Cure to PTSD?

September 28, 2016

“If there’s one thing we can agree on in this country, it’s that we want to take care of veterans when they return from combat. …

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What VR Will do for Psychologists: Part I

September 26, 2016

The history of medicinal VR with Skip Rizzo, from Medium’s Beyond the Headset.

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How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation

September 22, 2016

“For many, virtual reality as a medium and a concept had failed. For clinical application, though, it was enough to get the idea of VR-inspired …

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What Will Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology Do for Healthcare

September 21, 2016

From treating service members to training clinicians, augmented and virtual reality could soon reshape patient therapy, disease research, medical education and more. ICT’s Skip Rizzo …

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Stroll in Mercury’s Sub-Conscious

September 19, 2016

Zeit Online talks with Todd Richmond about VR and the upcoming changes in music. Full article can be found here.

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How Technology Can Turn VR into Virtual Therapy

September 16, 2016

Most people associate virtual reality with gaming, but what if its immersive worlds could be used as therapy? What if virtual reality could help veterans …

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Program Helps Veterans Interview for Civilian Jobs

September 15, 2016

CBS News St. Louis speaks with Skip Rizzo about using VR to help veterans interview for jobs. “Interviews are challenging for anybody. With veterans, there are …

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Your Brain on VR

September 14, 2016

In this “Future First” clip presented by Xprize and Popular Science, ICT’s Skip Rizzo discusses how virtual reality is paving the way for new technological …

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Virtual Reality Treats US Soldiers

September 1, 2016

La Telier talks with Skip Rizzo and takes a look at ICT’s technologies behind Bravemind. The full story can be found here.

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4 Ways Olympic Viewing Will be Vastly Improved

August 29, 2016

ICT’s Todd Richmond talks the future of viewing experiences with Inverse just in time for the 2016 Olympics. For the full article, click here.   …

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Visual Expert to Lead USC Institute’s Graphics Lab

August 26, 2016

Computer scientist Hao Li aims to modernize the way researchers capture, process and analyze data By Amy Blumenthal  Hao Li, an assistant professor of computer …

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Virtual Reality is Making Marketing and Training More Effective for Businesses

August 22, 2016

The term “virtual reality” (VR) might invoke memories of the 1982 cult classic “Tron,” but VR has evolved to the point where yesterday’s fiction is …

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Tested Tours VR Projects at USC’s Mixed Reality Lab

August 18, 2016

At USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies, computer scientists and engineers have been tinkering with virtual reality, augmented reality, and everything in between. Tested was given a …

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USC-West Point partnership provides invaluable research, training experiences

August 8, 2016

A group of 13 cadets is spending time at the Institute for Creative Technologies, shaping technology they may someday use in the classroom or the …

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4 Ways to Invest in Games

August 1, 2016

Pokemon Go, launched July 6, is worth about $3.65 billion. It was created by the Alphabet spinoff Niantic and is on track to make $740 million in …

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Could VR Unlock the Cure for Vietnam Veterans’ Decades-old PTSD?

July 22, 2016

A deep dive into Bravemind with ICT’s Skip Rizzo and Digital Trends.

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Army Releases Disaster Response Video Game

July 19, 2016

National Defense Magazine featured the release of DisasterSim, a new Army video game is taking soldiers into the heart of foreign disaster zones and delivering …

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Treating PTSD With Virtual Reality Therapy: A Way to Heal Trauma

July 19, 2016

ABC News highlighted work by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to treat PTSD in veterans. “My mission is to drag psychology …

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How Pokémon Go could change the course of technology

July 13, 2016

Marketwatch quotes Todd Richmond in an article about Pokemon Go and how its popularity may lead to a rise in augment reality applications. According to the …

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What the Pokemon GO Mania Says About Modern Society

July 13, 2016

Forbes caught up with Todd Richmond to discuss the new phenomenon: Todd Richmond, the director of advanced prototype development at University of Southern California’s Institute …

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‘Pokemon Go’ digital popularity is also warping real life

July 12, 2016

The New York Times ran a widely carried Associated Press story on the popularity of ‘Pokemon Go’ quotes ICT’s Todd Richmond, who says a big debate …

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SoundStage’s virtual music studio may be the trippiest VR app yet

July 8, 2016

Yahoo News featured a story about ICT’s MxR Lab alum Logan Olson and his new SoundStage app, a new VR music tool for the HTC Vive headset. …

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5 ways virtual reality is disrupting healthcare

July 7, 2016

A HealthCare Dive story  cites ICT’s work using virtual reality for treating anxieties and for helping patients better understand medical conditions as two examples of how …

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How VR Will Change Sports. And How It Won’t

July 7, 2016

Skip Rizzo was quoted in a Backchannel article about how VR may change the experience of viewing sports. “I don’t go to a Dodger game to …

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This LA Nonprofit Uses Virtual Humans to Prep Vets for Job Interviews

July 6, 2016

PC Magazine featured  ICT’s ViTA for Veterans project, led by Skip Rizzo and Matthew Trimmer, to develop a job interview training program using virtual humans. …

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When Hollywood does AI, it’s fun but farfetched

June 30, 2016

A CNET article about AI’s portrayal in Hollywood quotes ICT’s David Pynadath on 2001: A Space Odyssey. “HAL 9000 was not the first example of …

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Historic Holograms Amplify Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies

June 29, 2016

VICE Creator’s Project features New Dimensions in Testimony and notes that the project, produced by the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and the USC Shoah Foundation, combines language processing …

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The advent of virtual humans

June 29, 2016

A CNET article about the growing application of virtual humans quotes Jon Gratch, ICT’s director of virtual humans research. “In general, AI is moving into more …

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Virtual Reality, Real Change

June 21, 2016

An article in Medical Daily quotes Jon Gratch and cites his research on virtual reality’s role in emotion and disclosure. The story states that a future …

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The virtual Holocaust survivor: how history gained new dimensions

June 16, 2016

The Guardian featured New Dimensions in Testimony and quotes ICT’s David Traum about the project’s use of natural language processing software to help create an …

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How VR Is Helping Soldiers With PTSD

June 16, 2016

A PC Magazine article features ICT’s Bravemind virtual reality exposure therapy system for treating post-traumatic stress and SimCoach, a virtual human that can interact with …

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How Virtual Reality is Gaining Traction in Healthcare

June 15, 2016

An article in Healthline cites ICT’s work as examples of virtual reality’s growing role in healthcare. The story notes ICT’s Bravemind system for treating post-traumatic stress …

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Sheffield ’16: New dimensions in storytelling

June 10, 2016

ReelScreen featured New Dimensions in Testimony, ICT’s collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation to preserve the ability to ask questions of Holocaust survivors. The story …

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Interactive 3D videos help Holocaust survivors tell stories

June 6, 2016

A BBC Click segment featured ICT’s 3D projection technology and how it is being used to help create a sense of presence in the New …

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Will mobile VR experiences fizzle or take off in China?

May 31, 2016

A  China Daily story quoted Todd Richmond about mobile VR. Richmond, director of advanced prototypes at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, expressed …

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How VR is Helping the Victims of Terrorism

May 27, 2016

An article on Alpr.com features Skip Rizzo’s work using VR to treat post-traumatic stress, including recent efforts to address the needs of terror attack victims. …

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We’re on the Cusp of Changing How we Treat one of America’s Most Ignored Health Problems

May 26, 2016

A Business Insider story on new ways to treat mental illness featured ICT’s SimSensei prototype and an interview with Jon Gratch, ICT’s director of virtual …

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Can Virtual Reality Make us Kinder?

May 24, 2016

A story on WHYY’s The Pulse focused on the use of virtual reality to change human attitudes, and increase the user’s compassion and empathy. The …

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How Tai Chi Can Help Conquer Fear of Falling as We Age

May 23, 2016

The Wall Street Journal quotes Skip Rizzo in a story about research into fall prevention, including a study of virtual reality exposure therapy to address …

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Rendering the Digital Self

May 19, 2016

CCTV-America featured research by Ari Shapiro and Andrew Feng to create user-like avatars. Shapiro and his colleagues’ Rapid Avatar Generator work reproduces a digital version …

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How will virtual reality change our lives?

May 18, 2016

The BBC turned to ICT experts Mark Bolas and Skip Rizzo for a feature on the future of virtual reality. Listen to the interviews here. …

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The Godfather of Virtual Reality Wants to Heal Your Wounds

May 18, 2016

A “Rising Star” story in online magazine Ozy profiles Skip Rizzo as a virtual reality pioneer who has been at the forefront of medical applications …

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New video game trains response to foreign disasters

May 16, 2016

An article on the Army homepage features DisasterSim, the ICT developed video game that trains soldiers in how to respond to foreign natural disasters. The …

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How Lifelike Can Your Avatar Get? – Rapid Avatar Capture in PrimeMind

May 12, 2016

An article in PrimeMind features the rapid avatar generation research from Ari Shapiro and colleagues. The article states that Shapiro and the other researchers at …

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Virtual reality’s new frontier: peacekeeping, Iraq War therapy, and digital paradises – ICT Research in VOX

May 10, 2016

An article on Vox.com explores uses for VR beyond gaming. The story describes ICT’s Virtual Iraq and Virtual Afghanistan exposure therapy research and also includes …

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These Bots Are Ready To Give You The Business – Jon Gratch’s Negotiation Research in Buzzfeed

May 10, 2016

Buzzfeed covered ICT and USC Marshall School research teaching a computer to negotiate with humans in the hopes of someday using it as a training …

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New technique fools your brain to make VR more immersive – Tech Coverage of Mahdi Azmadi’s Recent Research

May 5, 2016

Yahoo highlighted a research collaboration with Mahdi Azmandian of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues at Microsoft and the University of Waterloo on virtual …

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Holocaust survivors: Never forget genocide of World War – NDT in the Desert Sun

May 2, 2016

A story in the Desert Sun covered a Holocaust Remembrance Day speech by Stephen Smith of the USC Shoah Foundation. The story notes that Smith …

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Inside North America’s first all-digital hospital – Modern Healthcare Covers the USC Virtual Care Clinic

May 1, 2016

An article about the move toward digitization in health care features the USC Virtual Care Clinic. The article notes that the clinic will begin pilots …

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How the tone of a person’s VOICE can reveal if they’re suicidal – Stefan Scherer in the Daily Mail

April 29, 2016

Daily Mail (UK) featured research by Stefan Scherer of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on how to assess if an individual is suicidal. Scherer …

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New Approaches Emerging To Preserve Shoah Memory – NDT in Jewish Week

April 27, 2016

The  Jewish Week covered New Dimensions in Testimony and the recent recording of  Holocaust survivor Eva Kor’s testimony for the project. Th story states that …

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To Save Suicidal Teens, Listen to their Voice

April 27, 2016

Suicide rates among Americans are on the rise, underscoring the need for early intervention. USC researchers tested and found high-tech acoustic software can identify teens …

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Holocaust Museum, new 3-D technology bring survivor stories to life: NDT in the Chicago Tribune

April 27, 2016

Chicago Tribune featured work by the USC Shoah Foundation to host interactive survivor stories in a museum setting. The pilot program, hosted by the Illinois …

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New Army interactive game provides sexual assault, harassment training – ELITE SHARP CCT in the Leavenworth Times

April 19, 2016

An article in the Leavenworth Times covered the Army-wide release of the ELITE SHARP CCT, a new interactive game developed for the Army is designed to …

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Where Virtual Reality Prototypes Are Hatched – David Nelson and MxR in Documentary Magazine

April 19, 2016

An article in Documentary Magazine featured the role of universities in incubating the new medium of virtual reality. “I’d say when you ask where we …

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USC Virtual Reality Program Helping Treat Vets with PTSD

April 16, 2016

ABC 7 reporter Leslie Lopez covered Bravemind, ICT’s virtual reality therapy for treating post-traumatic stress. Her story featured ICT’s Skip Rizzo and U.S Marine Veteran …

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Watch the world’s first surgery streamed in virtual reality live from London – The Telegraph Quotes Skip Rizzo

April 14, 2016

The Telegraph (UK) highlighted research by Skip Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on using virtual reality to treat veterans with PTSD and …

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Virtual Reality Explodes Onto Consumer Market, But Will it Disappoint? – Todd Richmond on Voice of America

April 14, 2016

Voice of America covered the consumer virtual reality market and interviewed ICT’s Todd Richmond about VR content. “I think what you’re going to find is …

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Virtual interviews help people with autism land a job

April 14, 2016

USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Dan Marino Foundation partner on technology to improve social skills By Orli Belman Sergio Cano recently landed his first job — …

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Army Cuts Ribbon on West Coast Research Lab at USC ICT

April 13, 2016

Declaring it a great day for USC, the Army and the nation, leaders from USC, the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White …

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These Machines Want to Make You a Deal

April 11, 2016

Future business leaders could learn how to negotiate from virtual humans. By Andrew Good At USC, researchers are studying how to train the next generation of …

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Robots are Learning to Fake Empathy – Motherboard Features SimSensei

April 7, 2016

Vice’s Motherboard features ICT’s SimSensei project and Skip Rizzo and Stefan Scherer. The article states that developers at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative …

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The Power And Problem Of Grit – Gale Lucas on NPR’s Hidden Brain

April 5, 2016

NPR‘s “Hidden Brain” featured research by Gale Lucas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the downsides of “grit.” People with strong perseverance are …

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Is Virtual Reality Real or Still Virtual? – Times of San Diego Features Talk by Arno Hartholt

April 5, 2016

A story in the Times of San Diego notes that ICT’s Arno Hartholt will take part in“Virtual Reality — Real Or Still Virtual?”, a half-day conference …

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Army and USC to Cut Ribbon for Opening of ARL West

April 5, 2016

Media are invited to attend ceremony, tour facility and see cutting-edge tech demonstrations. See below for more information on what demos will be on display. …

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New Army game trains leaders to handle sexual assault in ranks – Army Times Covers ELITE SHARP

April 1, 2016

The Army Times covered  Army-wide release of the ICT-developed ELITE-SHARP Command Team Trainer. The story noted that it will be available April 1 on the Army’s MILGAMING …

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Virtual reality ho! Startups race to stake a claim in new field – Todd Richmond in the San Francisco Chronicle

April 1, 2016

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the hype behind virtual reality. (Subscription required to access article.)

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Army to debut new game-based SHARP training tool developed by ICT

March 31, 2016

A story on Army.mil announced the April release of a new ICT-developed Army training video game that will help prepare company, battalion and brigade commanders to deal with sexual …

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Beware the perils of ‘Oculus face’ – Evan Suma Quoted on Sim Sickness in Daily Mail

March 31, 2016

An article in the UK’s Daily Mail noted that Evan Suma spoke about the issue of simulation sickness at Games Developers Conference in San Francisco. …

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