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CaSiNo: A collection of campsite-based dialogs to develop automatic negotiation systems

May 12, 2021

Artificial agents that negotiate with humans could have a broad range of valuable applications, for instance, helping humans to improve their negotiation skills in a …

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The Connected and Empowered Patient

May 11, 2021

USC Center for Body Computing’s Dr. Leslie Saxon participated in The Wall Street Journal‘s Future of Everything Festival. On a panel with leaders in the …

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USC to Build New Computer Science Hub

May 3, 2021

USC officials will break ground May 6 on a new building that could become a key center for technological advancement in Los Angeles. Learn more …

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AirTags Are the Perfectly Boring, Functional Future of AR

April 21, 2021

MxR Director Jessica Brillhart weighs in on the new Apple AirTags. Read in WIRED.

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Army researchers create pioneering approach to real-time conversational AI

April 20, 2021

Spoken dialogue is the most natural way for people to interact with complex autonomous agents such as robots. Future Army operational environments will require technology …

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Military bots could become teammates with real-time conversational AI

April 19, 2021

Army Research Laboratory researchers have been working with colleagues from Devcom and the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies to develop an approach …

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SoldierStrong Receives Disabled Veterans National Foundation Grant

April 19, 2021

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides support to disabled and at-risk veterans who return home with physical and psychological wounds. The organization carries out …

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The Surprising Cure to Cybersickness – Using VR Underwater

April 5, 2021

Psychologist Skip Rizzo, from the Institute for Creative Technologies, did not work on recent research about this topic, but he says that it “helps us …

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ICT’s work in LED Lighting for Virtual Production is being honored at the Lumiere Entertainment Technology Awards

March 31, 2021

The Advanced Imaging Society has announced winners of the 11th Annual Entertainment Technology Lumiere Awards, recognizing technical achievements currently accelerating the entertainment industry. The organization recognizes …

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People affected by COVID-19 are being nicer to machines

March 22, 2021

People are not very nice to machines. The disdain goes beyond the slot machine that emptied your wallet, a dispenser that failed to deliver a …

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Forget What You Think Happiness Is

March 5, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic forces many to reconsider what makes them happy, researchers are embracing a more complex definition of the emotion that focuses less …

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Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Mental Health?

March 4, 2021

From chatbots bridging the gap that might exist in accessing therapy to helping students learn self-care skills, AI technology has the potential to support mental …

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What Might Sheep and Driverless Cars Have in Common? Following the Herd.

February 24, 2021

New research suggests that in high stakes life and death decisions, people often think differently than they actually do. Read more in USC Viterbi.

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Researchers to build mentoring platform leveraging AI to increase participation in STEM

February 16, 2021

CareerFair.ai will enable STEM experts to build their own virtual mentor online LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2021 — Projections indicate that between 400,000 and two …

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USC and other leading universities launch joint technology licensing program

February 10, 2021

The program reflects USC’s efforts to foster innovation for the economy and public good via academic and industry collaborations. An example of industry engagement shaped …

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Dimensions in Testimony Exhibit Now Open Cincinnati Museum Center

January 21, 2021

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center has announced the Feb. 5 public opening of “Dimensions in Testimony,” a new, and permanent, exhibit …

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Remembering Richard Lindheim, founder of USC ICT

January 21, 2021

Richard Lindheim, founder of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, passed away on Jan. 18. The institute’s Cheryl Birch and Dava Casoni wrote this tribute …

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Phobias, paranoia and PTSD: Why virtual reality therapy is the frontier of mental health treatment

January 14, 2021

Virtual reality is being used to treat a wide range of mental health problems. Meet some of the scientists, including Dr. Albert ‘Skip’ Rizzo, who …

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VR In Therapy: VR’s Positive Impact On Mental Health

January 13, 2021

Virtual reality has already been assisting treatments for mental illnesses, such as phobias, anxiety, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. Digital apps are already widely …

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